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Theological Symposium – Sept 24-25, 2013
July 10, 2013 – 9:30 am | One Comment
Theological Symposium – Sept 24-25, 2013

“From the Creation to the New Creation” will feature main presenters David Schmitt, Jeff Gibbs, Charles Arand, and Paul Raabe. This year’s Symposium will include a free Advent sermon series on the theme for all registrants.

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?

A new center to help congregations practice care for creation
May 17, 2012 – 9:20 pm | No Comment
A new center to help congregations practice care for creation

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A new center to help congregations practice care for creation

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.

Creation and Its Detractors
March 27, 2012 – 2:44 pm | 5 Comments
Creation and Its Detractors

Can you imagine The New York Times printing a critique of scientific atheism? That fact alone might be taken as wry proof for the existence of God!

Whooping Cranes
November 28, 2011 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

Peter Mathieson, in his book, Birds of Heaven, made the comment that one “one way to grasp the main perspectives of environment and biodiversity is to understand the origins and precious nature of a single living form” (Mathieson, xv). Following that advice, I’ve taken up an interest in whooping cranes and am seeking to learn all that I can them in terms of their life, habitat, and conservation efforts to save them. In addition, I’m hoping to visit various places in this country where those efforts are ongoing and write about them in the future. In the meantime, I ran across this really nice video from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service that highlights their graceful beauty and sonorous bugling.

Visualizing the Anthropocene
November 20, 2011 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

In the last post, I mentioned a few examples of human influence on earth that have prompted many to now speak of the Anthropocene Epoch, the age of human transformation of the planet. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words (or more. Since then, I’ve run across several things that help us to visualize the extent of our impact upon the earth, both for good and ill

And now…The Anthropocene Epoch, or The Age of Man
November 15, 2011 – 3:44 am | No Comment

We’ve done it. We’ve remade creation according to our own needs, desires, and vision. And so it is now different than it has ever been before

How Shall We Live?
November 7, 2011 – 5:04 am | No Comment

Seven billion people as of Oct 31, Reformation Day. The world’s population has more than doubled in my lifetime. For that matter, it’s increased three billion since I was in high school. It has increased by one billion in the last twelve years.

Easter in the Rear View Mirror
June 7, 2011 – 1:37 pm | 6 Comments
Easter in the Rear View Mirror

Looking backward and forward in the present