Puritan Board Senior
My final paper had the question, "Do you need to be a Biologist to be a good Ecologist?" My reply was about levitical laws governing land ownership, the Jubilee year, resting the land, Sabbath rest etc... To my own surprise I passed on what was basically an Old Testament essay.. I think of in Leviticus and the instructions of the Sabbath years--not only were they years of forgiveness and mercy and grace for the people (debtors, neighbors), but the land itself was given reprieve so that it might bring prosperity in the future. I think that can speak much into how the Christian's duty to neighbors and reaching the lost often goes hand in hand with tending to the earthly needs.