Our speaker this Sunday has been listed by two prominent magazines among the 100 leading global thinkers alive and in their list of the 100 most influential people. So, I am very excited to have Katharine Hayhoe with us.
Who is Katharine Hayhoe?
Katharine is an atmospheric scientist and professor of political science, and as noted above she is at the top of her game. Listed by Foreign Policy magazine in 2019 among the 100 leading global thinkers and by Time Magazine in 2014 as one of their 100 most influential people, she is a sought after speaker. However, Katharine is not defined by these accolades, but by knowing God as her loving Father, …and it is this that drives her scientific and academic life and her desire to help us understand what loving God means for how we live on this planet we all call home.
Given the time difference between Texas, where Katharine lives, and Glasgow, joining us live was going to be a bit of a challenge. So, Katharine has given us access to a message she shared earlier in 2020 which will speak to us. She is a brilliant communicator and I’m sure what she has to say will speak to you deeply.
While Katharine is realistic about the challenges we face from climate change and its impacts, one of the things I really appreciate about what she has to say is that she brings a message of hope grounded in scripture and in practical things we can all do.
In preparing our hearts and minds for Sunday why don’t you ponder the following questions:
- How are we doing in loving God by looking after that which he has given us?
- In the face of climate change, what gives you hope?