Simon Hill reflects on this article regarding the biblical framework to consider in the conversation about Christians caring for the environment.
"At times Christian appeals toward either side of the argument are theologically vague, or simply not well informed. Smith's article, is not prescriptive in a political way, but is very helpful in giving us the theological framework for caring for the environment. Importantly too, in our Australian time and context, the concept of land 'ownership' also appears."
"If we are Christians, Jesus’s story is our story. We have union with him in his work of redemption and renewal. It is not our job to redeem creation. That is beyond our competence, whether through legislation or activism or even in writing this article. The world already has a messiah. But it is our responsibility to live in the light of what Jesus has done and to recognize God’s commitment to the earth."