“Climate Change and Christianity – An Interview with Brian McLaren” was released on April 26, 2017, and is the first part of a two part conversation on climate change and Christianity. The interviewee, Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. His work as a pastor led him to begin writing, and he has published numerous books on faith and Christian life.
McLaren unpacks some of the science behind global climate change and its everyday effects for human life around the world. Looking at the dangers of a changing climate, he turns to faith as the inspiration for advocacy and change. Ultimately, McLaren attributes reluctance to accept or take action to prevent climate change, in part, to a certain kind of eschatology. He then mentions instances in which congregations, inspired by care for God’s world, made real changes to combat climate change. The podcast concludes with McLaren’s own recommendations for any Christian wanting to learn more about creation care.