Are Mennonites Following the Good Shepherd or the Green Shepherd?
“… if The Green Shepherd turns up in your pulpit, please speak up and tell your pastor you would rather hear an emphasis on the Lord Jesus Christ, the “Good Shepherd,” and His burden for lost sheep — not His burden for climate change.”
Jan Markell, The Church of Climate Change: Here Comes The Green Shepherd
Is the MB Herald going the way of the Green Shepherd?
In the October 2011 MB Herald called Sustainable Lifestyles is an article called Riding the Green Wave which encourages readers to get on board with nine tips for creation care action. These ideas come from A Personal Path to Environmental and Societal Sustainability from ocho.uwaterloo.ca. A complete, more comprehensive list where these tips appear to be drawn from can be found at the following link:
This list might more aptly be called How to Power Down, Pray Later and Become a Third World Nation.
As seen earlier this year, this is not the first time that Mennonites are falling for the world’s agenda of sustainability. See these examples:
Mennonites and Sustainable Development
Mennonites and World Peace
Of course, it is not only Mennonites who are following the Green Shepherd, but it is disappointing to see them join the ‘church of climate change and sustainability.’ For further reading, see the following:
The Church of Climate Change: Here Comes The Green Shepherd
Good-bye and Good-Riddance: Sustainable Development
A New World Agenda: Canada’s Role In Sustainable Development