BR 19:01, Feb 2003
Jots & Tittles
Walks on Water, Runs on Gas
A gas-guzzling SUV or minivan might seem like just the ticket for getting all your apostles from place to place. But a growing number of religious leaders are asking congregations to rethink their transportation choicesand asking automakers to make more Creation-friendly cars.
In a new series of print and TV spots, the Evangelical Environmental Network is posing the question: What Would Jesus Drive? Too many of the cars, trucks and SUVs that are madethat we choose to driveare polluting our air, increasing global warming, changing the weather, and endangering our healthespecially the health of our children, their TV ads run. The sentiment has long been expressed by environmental activists of all stripes, but whats new is the evangelical spin: Its a matter of loving your neighbor and cherishing Gods creation. The Risen Lord Jesus is concerned about the kinds of cars we drive because they affect his people and his creation, according to the WWJDrive Web site. We believe He wants us to travel in ways that reduce pollution and consumption of gasoline.