about sustainability

25 February 2010


While discussing the topic of sustainability in design in class this morning it occurred to me that the Bible actually has much to say about sustainability. The "subdue the earth" clause in Genesis 1:28 seems to include an aspect of stewardship; Adam and Eve's original task was to husband the Garden of Eden, clearly a conservation role. And, while I have not studied it yet, I can see some element of sustainability in the Mosaic law. The plan of Redemption is definitely a case of sustainability.

Just a few of the day's significant thoughts.