Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 55: Climate change and creation care – WWJD?
In a followup to our most downloaded episode, “What Does the Bible Say About Climate Change?” host Peterson Toscano speaks with two Christian women about their faith, their commitment to creation care, and why they see Citizens’ Climate Lobby as a place where they can pursue meaningful solutions. They talk about their values, the Bible, the spiritual charge to do the work of reconciliation, especially in a contentious and politically divided country. They speak with conviction about the need for Christian believers to take creation care seriously.
Kelsey Grant is a CCL Conservative Fellow and a pre-law student at the University of Colorado-Boulder where she is double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. She discovered Citizens’ Climate Lobby through her church, where she co-founded environmental ministries, taught about environmental stewardship as a Sunday School teacher, and occasionally served as a guest preacher. She has published over a dozen op-eds and letters to the editor. Kelsey was named a 2020 Udall Scholar and 2020 Truman Scholar Finalist for her work on conservative outreach in the climate space and empowering individuals to be effective facilitators of bipartisanship.
Andrea Zink is from Tennessee and has spent her professional career working in the non-profit sector for mission-driven organizations such as The Salvation Army, Vanderbilt University, and Nashville Opera. She attends the United Methodist Church and serves on the United Methodist Circle of Grace prison ministry music team and on several UMC Creation Justice work committees. Andrea joined CCL in 2016 when she discovered CCL’s bipartisan approach to climate change solutions.
The Art House
In the Art House you will meet Lindsay Linsky. A Bible-believing Christian in Georgia, she is the author of the book, “Keep It Good—Understanding Creation Care through Parables.” Through her book, she seeks to break through environmental apathy and partisan noise to show Christians God’s simple yet beautiful message of creation stewardship.
As a teacher, Lindsay Linsky understands how challenging it is to correct misinformation, and she recognizes the power of stories to engage people with new ideas. In our show she shares practical insights and a very powerful Bible verse that highlights the call to creation care.
Lindsay Linsky has been featured on panel discussions at theology conferences as well as podcasts and webinars on Creation Care Radio, Yale Climate Connections, and RepublicEN’s The EcoRight Speaks podcast.
Lindsay earned her PhD in Science Education with a focus on environmental education and ocean literacy from the University of Georgia, and lives with her husband and children in Suwanee, GA.
You can hear standalone versions of The Art House at Artists and Climate Change
- Lindsay Linsky on Why Christians Need to Keep Creation Good (YouTube)
- Evangelical Environmental Network
- Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
- Christianity Today articles on Creation Care
- Church and creation care: we need a theology-before-politics approach by Doyle Sager in Baptist News Global
- Bible Verses on Creation Care
- How to Rescue the Earth without Worshiping Nature—A Christian’s Call to Save Nature by Tony Campolo, our guest for Ep 56 which premieres on January 22, 2012.
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