Something called the Evangelical Climate Initiative has published an evangelical call to action on climate change. The document has been signed by a number of leading evangelical Christians, including the emergent pin-up man, Brian McLaren, and Rick Warren.
This document has surprised some people:
"But from the bloody great ScienceBlogs site, a look at something unexpected: the list of signatories of leading evangelical Christians on a letter urging action on climate change. Wow. And, cool."
but not others:
"This move doesn't surprise me, evangelicals often follow the trends of the culture as a whole"
From where I perch, I'd probably have signed the document. But why is it that we Christians are only cool when we agree with the counter-culture? (Sorry, but in my opinion anybody who disagrees with the mainstream capitalist culture is probably 'counter-cultural'). And why should evangelical Christians coming out with a call to action be a surprise to some? Just a couple of thoughts for a Friday afternoon.
Now I'm off for a run to get those thoughts out of my head.