I confess that so many trees have held me in their branches as they grew, but I have not held you in return.
Last week, Reformation Charlotte reported on the absurd act confessing to plants by Union Seminary faculty, staff, and students which made its rounds through the Christian criticism chain of command. After a swath of criticism, Union later doubled down on this stupidity with a follow-up thread on Twitter explaining their reasoning.
The bottom line was that Union Seminary committed idolatry, deified the creation, and failed to acknowledge God setting themselves up to receive the wrath of God explained in Romans 1.
Now, a Union Seminary professor, Cláudio Carvalhaes, took to Twitter to explain how this nonsense is important in “repairing our relationship with creation.”
“The whole idea of it was to understand how our relation with the world around us.”