Christians agree that God created the whole universe, but what does this mean for how humans are to rule over or take care of his environment? The Bible says that God created humans to be his representative on earth, which means we are to take care of the world like he does, with care and love and stewardship, not manipulation and selfishness.

So Christians, of all people, should be leading the way in caring for and stewarding God’s creation. This servant-based leadership is counterintuitive in a world where power means manipulation, but Jesus empowers us to serve the environment by his self-sacrificial death on the cross.

But more than that, Jesus’ death and resurrection is the guarantee that the universe he created will also someday “rise from the dead” and be made new, and Christians have been called by God to be a part of this new creation project.


Aaron Mueller
Chuck Rathert