Our church is trying to practice R-R-R: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Our missions team includes Jackie Baxley, an environmental engineer, who guides us in “baby steps” of awareness and action, such as the daycare center’s composting program, collecting paper products for recycling, and using paper plates. For Furman University’s Center for the Theological Exploration of Vocation, I recently taught a course titled “Does God Recycle? Theology and Ecology.” For the course, biblical, theological and liturgical resources give clarity to the relationship between nature, human nature and God.
Al Masters ’76 (D.Min.’91) | Pastor
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church | Taylors, SC
Al Master’s course outline, with many useful resources, is available online at www.ctsnet.edu > News and Events > Vantage. During Colloquium ’07 he and Columbia students will lead the workshop “Sustaining Creation: Practices for a Healthier World.”