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Articles by Charles Arand

Care of Creation Workshops
March 2, 2015 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
Care of Creation Workshops

Thanks to a generous grant to cover travel costs, Charles Arand is now available for workshops on the theology and care of creation, with an opportunity for the host organization to apply for a follow up grant.

Conversations on the Lutheran Confessions
January 20, 2015 – 5:09 pm | 5 Comments
Conversations on the Lutheran Confessions

On March 12, 2015, Concordia Seminary will host a special Conversation on the Lutheran Confessions.

Lectionary at Lunch LIVE
November 25, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment
Lectionary at Lunch LIVE

Starting Tuesday, December 2, Lectionary at Lunch will also be available as a free, real-time video chat at www.csl.edu/live.

An Essential Theology of Easter
May 12, 2014 – 10:20 am | No Comment
An Essential Theology of Easter

What is the difference between saying “Jesus lives” and “Jesus is risen”?

Caring for Youth who Care about Creation
March 17, 2014 – 9:41 am | No Comment
Caring for Youth who Care about Creation

Lutheran youth really care about the environment. What does this mean for the Lutheran church?

A View of the Gospel From Saturn
September 11, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
A View of the Gospel From Saturn

A few weeks ago, the Cassini spacecraft flew by Saturn. As it did so, it turned its cameras back toward earth and and snapped pictures of it just as the Voyager 1 space craft did so in 1990. If memory serves me correctly (which does not always do anymore) the image of the earth took about one quarter of a pixel of space on the photograph. Now Cassini-Hyguns has taken a slightly higher resolution photograph in which one can even see the moon along with the earth

Easter 5 • Revelation 21:1–7 • April 28, 2013
April 16, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Charles Arand
The last chapters of Revelation provide a fitting bookend to the first two chapters of Genesis. It moves from the first creation (Gn 1–2) to the new creation (Rv 21–22). In this regard, …

Extinction and the Richness of Human Life
November 30, 2012 – 3:54 am | No Comment
Extinction and the Richness of Human Life

Golden Toad—Wikimedia Sometime ago (actually quite awhile ago), I wrote a post on the meaning of extinction and how the irrevocable loss of those creatures that no longer exist diminishes the richness of life in creation. But their loss also impoverishes us as human creatures. Aldo Leopold recognized the tragedy of this loss to us as he looked back and lamented the passing of the passenger pigeon in the early twentieth century

God’s Two Sustaining Hands
July 2, 2012 – 11:12 am | 8 Comments
God’s Two Sustaining Hands

Can government have a positive role in God’s Kingdom?

The 6th Day
April 4, 2012 – 12:54 am | One Comment
The 6th Day

One of my students who has an interest in the early church thought he had run across an indication that there were times when the early church fathers preached/lectured on the days of creation during Holy Week. Now whether or not they did so, I don’t know for sure. But as I reflected on the idea, it suggested some intriguing connections. It provides a way of pulling together the original creation and the new creation as it focuses on the central role of God’s human creatures in both instances.