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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.

Arand’s Stopover
October 11, 2010 – 7:24 pm | No Comment
Arand’s Stopover

It’s fall. And the Fall migrations are underway.

Frankenfish Salmon
October 5, 2010 – 1:50 am | No Comment
Frankenfish Salmon

So, what do you think of the genetically modified salmon that has been nicknamed Frankenfish? Various news agencies reported last week that the company AquaBounty is asking the FDA to approve as safe the farm raised genetically modified salmon. It apparently grows much faster and much larger (2-3 times) than your average salmon

It’s Out!
October 1, 2010 – 12:41 pm | No Comment
It’s Out!

A month ago or so, I mentioned that a “small catechism” version (about thirty pages or so) of Together With All Creatures: Caring for God’s Living Earth appeared in time for our church’s National Youth Gathering (on right and below). Well, this past week the “large catechism” version (on left) is now out and has been sent to our pastors and congregations. It provides a more thorough treatment of the subject. The first half explores where we fit within creation by providing brief historical overview and then developing a theology of our place within creation for today.