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Together With All Chickens
August 31, 2010 – 2:28 pm | 3 Comments
Together With All Chickens

Urban chickens and the Kingdom of God

Wetlands in Kansas?
August 28, 2010 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Wetlands in Kansas?

When I think of the great plains, I think of wide open spaces, undulating landscapes like waves of an ocean, corn and wheat. I don’t think of wetlands. Yet on my way back from a workshop in Atwood, KS (where Don and Bonnie White were wonderful hosts), I stopped at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge .

Check it Out!
August 26, 2010 – 4:51 pm | One Comment
Check it Out!

The summer issue of the Concordia Journal (published by the faculty of Concordia Seminary) has just come out and its centered on the theme of “Caring for God’s Groaning Earth.”  It’s a terrific issue (of course, I am a bit biased). In addition, it provides a balance Biblical approach to the topic. It doesn’t say everything that could be said but does chart out some directions that we need to pursue. Its contents include “The Cathedral of Creation” (by President Dale Meyer), “Caring for God’s Groaning Earth” (by yours truly), Yahweh versus Marduk: Creation Theology in Isaiah 40-55” (by Dr

NYG—New Orleans II
July 28, 2010 – 7:52 pm | No Comment
NYG—New Orleans II

While at the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, a gentleman from Southern Illinois approached me after my presentation and asked, “why hasn’t the church taken the lead on issues regarding our responsibility for creation?” It is not the first time that someone has asked me that question. Their questions implied that the church should be at the forefront of advocating for the responsible care of creation. The instincts of these questioners are sound

Environmentalism as Religion?
June 17, 2010 – 12:48 am | No Comment
Environmentalism as Religion?

There are various reasons why Christians may approach environmental issues with a skeptical eye and be reluctant to embrace them. One is the concern that it is an alternative religion to Christianity.

Rogationtide
May 11, 2010 – 12:47 pm | One Comment
Rogationtide

Earth Day last month made me wonder why we don’t have a similar day within the church. We wouldn’t have to call it “Earth Sunday” or anything. We could call it “Creation Sunday” or have a “Season of Creation.” Currently, the first half of our church year rightly focuses on the life of Jesus

St. Basil the Tree Hugger?
May 1, 2010 – 11:21 pm | No Comment
St. Basil the Tree Hugger?

Why do non-Christian naturalists and scientists from Rachel Carson to E. O.

Earth Day: together with all creatures
April 22, 2010 – 3:26 pm | 2 Comments
Earth Day: together with all creatures

I blog elsewhere about the adventures (and misadventures) of trying my hand with a small hobby farm. Most of the time, the joys and struggles of that life with some land do not intersect in any …

A Groaning Creation…
April 12, 2010 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
A Groaning Creation…

On Easter, we Christians celebrated the bursting forth of the new creation in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The restoration of creation has begun with him and with us. Consider the story. God had first created the earth and its creatures

A Gift from My Daughters
April 6, 2010 – 2:47 pm | 22 Comments
A Gift from My Daughters

Rock, Resurrection, and Radio Stations — a conversion story