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Every Living Thing
October 9, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment
Every Living Thing

A new statement on the “responsible care” of God’s creation.

Pope Francis and Our Common Home
September 30, 2015 – 10:28 am | 6 Comments
Pope Francis and Our Common Home

In light of Pope Francis’ recent visit to the United States, a few thoughts on his first encyclical.

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.

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?

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

Extinction within Creation
February 10, 2012 – 5:23 am | No Comment
Extinction within Creation

Great Auk—Wikipedia Commons The year 2011 saw a number of species go into extinction. These include among others, the western black rhinoceros . Others are in danger as well. On  Friday, Oct 28, 2011  USA Today ran and article entitled, “Extinct in 20 Years?” “Tigers, Lions, Cheetahs, extinct in 20 years?

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.

Concordia Journal Currents – October 2010
October 15, 2010 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

Following up on the Summer Concordia Journal’s focus on our care of creation, an interview with Dr. Charles Arand…and a special tour of Concordia Seminary’s organic and community gardens.