Darrow Miller and Friends

The Christian View of Creation

One key catalyst that gave rise to the modern evangelical interest in the environment was Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s small book, Pollution and the Death of Man, first published in the early 70s by Crossway Books.

For many young Christians of the day, including me, this book sparked an interest in the care of creation. Per a recent blog, one of the chapters in this book, entitled “The Christian View: Creation,” was instrumental in framing some of our work on creation as an open system. The same chapter inspired much of what I eventually wrote about the importance of Christian stewardship of creation in my first book, Discipling Nations, and in a paper, Agriculture and the Kingdom of God.

Some other excellent resources for anyone seeking to engage the church in the stewardship of creation are, Care of Creation, Farming God’s Way, and The Cornwall Alliance.

If you are interested in the Christian’s role in caring for God’s gift of creation, these are some places to begin.

– Darrow Miller


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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).