God's Gardeners

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Episode #1314 | Added August 15, 2014

Margaret Atwood's 'The Year of the Flood' told the story of "God's Gardeners"- survivors of a biological catastrophe.  The Canadian literary legend joins Lorna to discuss the deeper spiritual issues surrounding earth and stewardship.

Lorna's Wrap

Today Margaret Atwood challenged us to look deeper into the ecology of our planet. As we always do at Context, we put that through the spiritual lens of Christian belief. If love for neighbour and love for God is to be the characteristic of that practice, then caring for the planet is a non-negotiable. The same God who orchestrated the material world, put love into our hearts to enjoy it. Our earthly existence depends on that, and we've left some "going the next step links" to help you reduce consumption, and increase contentment with God and neighbour while you do it. For all of us at Context, I'm Lorna Dueck. Thanks for joining us.

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Guests

Margaret Atwood
Best-selling author, The Year of the Flood

Leah Kostamo
Lead Writer, A Rocha Canada; Author, Planted

Markku Kostamo
Executive Director, A Rocha Canada

Context

The reality that we're crowding a planet we love and choking its life supply has turned Canadian author Margaret Atwood into an environmentalist.  Her novel "The Year of the Flood tells the story of "God's Gardeners" - survivors of a biological catastrophe. Today Margaret Atwood discusses the deeper issues of earth and stewardship with Lorna. Then a real life look at earthkeeping God's way as Leah and Markku Kostamo explain why the ground under your feet right now -- is holy. This is Context - a look at life beyond the headlines.

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