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Wisdom Lab: Everyday Earthkeeping

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Thursday 20 June | 7:00pm

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We’re caught between mindless overconsumption and eco-anxiety. How would Jesus, the Lord of all Creation, have us keep and cultivate his planet – not as a fringe concern, but as a central part of our daily discipleship?  

Join us for expert discussion and mark the launch of a provocative new essay. 

‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas, and established it on the waters’ (Psalm 24:1–2). Ever wonder, then, how our Creator feels about the state his planet is in?  

Ballooning temperatures, sea-levels, and fear among younger people. Shrinking biodiversity, forests, and hope that we can make any real difference to our environment. Global weirding is real. In response, we swing between oblivious business-as-usual and frenetic activism, all with a background sense that we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. 

Where are Christians in all of this? The vast majority of young people are concerned about the climate crisis, but only one in 10 think the church is doing enough about it. Many young adults feel the church is irrelevant to the cause, or even part of the problem – offering an escapist gospel of a better world to come, regardless of how we use and abuse our world in this life. So they drop out and seek camaraderie among rebels willing to resist extinction.  

But what if keeping God’s earth and cultivating disciples of Jesus fit perfectly together? We need a better conversation about how to put earthkeeping at the centre of discipleship – and how to practice it in all the details of our daily lives. 

That’s what this Wisdom Lab is all about. Join us to hear from a panel of expert practitioners deeply invested in making a difference in this climatically critical moment, and to mark the launch of panel member Paul Kunert’s provocative new essay Jesus Died to Save the Planet.

Through evidence-based, theologically-rich insights and honest dialogue, we’ll be inspired to see earthkeeping as an essential component of discipleship, not a niche concern. And we’ll be equipped to live more sustainably right where we are, from a place of hope, honouring the Lord of all creation.  

Join the conversation as we seek a wise way forward together. 

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