Steve responds to the first half of the Simplicity and Sustainability panel with a few key thoughts:

  • Responding to Hilary’s definition, Steve points out that in one sense, Jesus does say we do initially need to focus on things because we are already focused on things. He cites Luke 16:9 where Jesus suggests using our wealth to make friends with the poor.
  • Responding to Micael’s comments about house churches, Steve suggests that a church building is good as long as it is well-used. It should be busy 7 days a week, mostly for those who otherwise have no place to go.
  • On the anthropocentrism discussion, Steve picks up on a quote from Paul about our dominion over the earth meaning to be good stewards.