For several decades Regent College professor Loren Wilkinson has been at the forefront stimulating the church to recover the ecological dimension of the Christian life. For various reasons the gospel of cosmic reconciliation has suffered painful amputations, leaving it crippled without much contributions in the tangible realm of earthkeeping and creation care. Well aware of this shortcoming, Wilkinson summons Christians to reexamine our calling Рnot only by re-evaluating our theology Рbut most importantly by acknowledging that the apostolic summons urge us to offer our bodies in love as pleasing sacrifices (Rom. 12).

Burnaby Mountain EarthkeepersIn this case, Wilkinson addresses the church in light of the the very local threat of the proposed extension of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which aims to increase the rate of bitumen extraction from the Alberta tar sands by a factor of 3, to then ship at the end of the Burrard Inlet in Burnaby, BC.

What are the implications of this for the Christian community? In what ways could we respond? Read the full article here, published in 2014 but still highly relevant, and share your pondering in light of what Wilkinson argues for.