Sermon: Sunday, September 14, 2014: Land Sunday, Season of Creation

With increased urbanization comes increased consumption. For example, urban populations consume much more food, energy and durable goods than rural populations. These patterns of consumption have been shown to actually change weather patterns around cities, and the pollution created by these massive centers of human congregation flow out from the city to the countryside through contaminated waterways that infuse the land from which our food is grown. So the curse pronounced upon the land returns to the ones whose actions initiated the curse in the first place, as Genesis says again “and now you are cursed from the ground.” (Gen. 4:11)