Stellenbosch University, South Africa (Photo courtesy of Matthew Kuperus Heun)
An illustrated companion to the Preface of Beyond Stewardship: New Approaches to Creation Care. To view main webpage, click here:
"2009 had been a year of focused teaching and research at two universities in South Africa. A year of learning about renewable energy. A year of understanding the grand challenges facing humankind from a developing country perspective. And a year of learning about the difficulties of living well in God’s creation."
"[Mark] helped me more deeply understand an irony: the year was made possible by...cars that ferried me between home and office; ...by an unsustainable food-industrial complex; ...by a home that provided safety and shelter; and by high-rise buildings containing offices and classrooms."
"Consumption, pollution, and depletion have been increasing every decade since at least the industrial revolution."
"The Christian authors in this book share the conviction that the challenge of caring for God’s creation is neither too big nor beside the point. Rather, actively working toward the flourishing of God’s creation is a central aspect of bearing God’s image in the created world."