Jesus Christ is the Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer of all things—the implications are profound. Colossians 1:15-23 and Romans 8:18-27 emphasize “all things” even though we quickly tend to focus on Christ's redemption of us and ignore the rest of His creation. My selfish, self-centered perspective can easily blind me to the truth that redemption isn’t just about me, but is about all of His world. Creation care is a logical extension of a desire to honor the One who made everything, actively holds it together and died to restore it to its original good purposes. The way I teach about God's world will reflect what I really believe about Christ.
Lowell Bliss introduces Environmental Missions as a historic practice and present opportunity to labor with Christ in caring for the environment and making disciples among all peoples.