Monday, December 1, 2008

Issues I'm Wrestling With

Here are some of the things I have been thinking about recently. In regards to most of them I don't really know much about them but feel that they are issues I cannot ignore or put aside because of ignorance. My goal of course is to discover a biblical perspective and Christian response to each issue.

Environmental Issues...

- Climate Change
- Peak Oil
- Genetic Engineering
- Food Shortages and the increasing difficulty of growing food in some places

Justice Issues...

- Sweat Shops
- World Poverty
- Western Social Conditioning (that may be extremely unbiblical) and its negative impact on the world

Over the next 6 months I am hoping to have developed a genuine understanding of these issues and how average Joe should respond.

So far I have been talking to people I know that already have a real interest and understanding of these issues. I have been asking them to recommend books, websites, documentaries, etc that would be insightful. I've also been watching a fair bit Discovery Chanel and Documentary Chanel as well.

I'll keep you posted.

Also feel free to recommend books etc that you have found helpful in regards to these issues.

1 comment:

Annie Blackberry said...

Hey Joseph, I'm wrestling with the same issues and the whole, just because we're Western doesn't make us right thing (n fact often the opposite is true). Sweat shops and global warming are barely mentioned in church or even in Christian circles today yet people and this world are suffering more than we could ever imagine. Good on you for asking the hard questions - if there's one thing I know, God isn't afraid of our questions but maybe we're afraid of the answers?

Anna Sj-K