While Others Push Evangelicals to Embrace Anti-Christian Environmental Views, the Cornwall Alliance Has Been Joined by Top Christian Leaders in a New Series of DVDs and Printed Resources for Churches and Ministries
(November 10, 2010, Washington, DC) – At a critical moment in the global environmental debate, many of America’s top Christian leaders have joined with the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation to produce an explosive new 12-part DVD series, Resisting the Green Dragon, which begins shipping today both in the United States and abroad. The series sounds the alarm about dangerous environmental extremism and brings a Biblical viewpoint on environmental issues and creation stewardship to evangelical churches, ministries, and schools.
The new video series – excerpts of which can be seen at www.ResistingTheGreenDragon.com – comes at a time when environmental advocacy groups are frustrated that their top priority for the past two decades—a global treaty to curtail fossil fuel use to fight alleged catastrophic global warming—is losing steam.
Attributing their trouble to politics and public relations campaigns rather than mounting scientific discoveries that undermine their theory, supporters of drastic reductions in carbon emissions recently persuaded the American Geophysical Union to try to revive the message by asking members to speak out in a “rapid response” media effort.
Resisting the Green Dragon is therefore particularly timely because it not only refutes the scientific case for dangerous manmade warming and other “crises,” but also exposes how environmental organizations use sophisticated media campaigns and even seek increased global governance to promote their agenda among policy makers, religious leaders, and youth.
“One of the greatest threats to society and the church today is the multifaceted environmentalist movement,” says Cornwall Alliance founder and national spokesman Dr. E. Calvin Beisner. “There isn’t an aspect of life that it doesn’t seek to force into its own mold.”
Many well-known Christian leaders agree. Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery joined Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s Richard Land, Concerned Women for America’s Wendy Wright, Home School Legal Defense Association’s Michael Farris, National Religious Broadcasters’ Frank Wright, WallBuilders’ David Barton, and radio talk-show host Janet Parshall in filming introductions and commentary for the 12-part DVD series, which rolled out today.
“Resisting the Green Dragon is the result of Cornwall’s efforts in studying the environmental movement, analyzing its errors and identifying expert speakers who could address them with outstanding authority and grace,” Beisner said. The 12-part DVD series, and bonus 33-minute documentary, unite an impressive array of respected evangelical experts in science, theology, economics, and the environment. It includes a discussion guide, practical suggestions for small group projects, and other print and broadcast resources.
“Today’s environmentalism isn’t a neutral set of ideas that can be tacked onto the Christian faith without theological compromise,” Beisner said. “Instead, it promotes its own worldview and its own doctrines of God, creation, humanity, sin, and salvation. And those doctrines aren’t Biblical.”
Resisting the Green Dragon is a major, innovative education initiative that helps churches, schools, and other ministries to understand the difference between Biblical creation stewardship and both secular and religious environmentalism.
“It’s important that churches ‘test all things, hold fast what is good,’ as the Apostle Paul put it,” says Beisner. “Some of what goes under the name of ‘creation care,’ even in evangelical circles, is infected by the false worldview and theology of secular and pagan religious environmentalism.”
Even when evangelical “creation care” is not theologically at fault, it often uncritically accepts claims of crisis that aren’t well supported by science, or offers solutions that are more harmful than beneficial. Since 2005, the Cornwall Alliance has warned evangelicals of this concerted, well-funded effort to infiltrate churches. The Resisting the Green Dragon DVD series provides evangelical churches with Biblically accurate resources on creation stewardship.
The 12 lectures include “The False World View of the Green Movement” and “Threats to Liberty and the Move toward a Global Government,” with Beisner; “Rescuing People from the Cult of the Green Dragon” and “Advancing the Gospel in a World Permeated by Environmentalism,” with Dr. Peter Jones; “Logos vs. Mysticism: Environmentalism’s Flight from Reason,” with Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi; “From Captain Planet to Avatar: The Seduction of Our Youth,” with Dr. Michael Farris; “A Brief History of Environmental Exaggerations, Myths, and Downright Lies,” with Dr. Steven Hayward; “Putting Out the Dragon’s Fire on Global Warming,” with Dr. David R. Legates; “How ‘Going Green’ Impoverishes You, Your Church, and Your Society,” with Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop; “Ravaging the World’s Poor” and “A Biblical Guide to Genuine Creation Stewardship,” with Dr. James Tonkowich; and “The Green Face of the Pro-Death Agenda: Population Control, Abortion and Euthanasia,” with Dr. Charmaine Yoest.
The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation is a network of clergy, theologians, religious leaders, scientists, economists, and policy experts committed to bringing a balanced Biblical view of stewardship to the critical issues of environment and development. Since 2005, the Cornwall Alliance has been the leading evangelical voice on environmental stewardship and development.
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