Jump directly to the Content

Leader's Insight: Earth: Love It or Leave It

Conflicting strategies for saving the planet (and its inhabitants).

I have just finished reading James Martin's The Meaning of the 21st Century (Riverhead Hardcover, 2006), and—my opinion anyway—every person who seeks to influence others to the Christian way ought to be conversant with this book.

If you take my advice, don't expect to find a Christian point of view about the future—just the opposite, in fact. But you will get a catalog of the issues that humanity faces in the next few decades (read our children and grandchildren). The issues are political, economic, technological, scientific, and, I believe, moral.

Martin, who comes out of the world of Oxford, spends most of his time ruminating on the social and economic impacts of computers and technology. So says the book jacket. His mind is deep and broad, which is to say that he knows lots of things. And this book demonstrates it.

I found myself fascinated, not threatened, by James Martin for several reasons. First, because he is an intellectual who represents the totally secularized ...

May/June
Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

From the Magazine
Charisma and Its Companions
Charisma and Its Companions
Church movements need magnetic leaders. But the best leaders need more than charm.
Editor's Pick
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
Understanding God and our world needs more than bare reason and experience.
close