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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.

Great Overview
September 17, 2010 – 2:42 am | No Comment
Great Overview

As a systematician, I like the big picture. I like to see how all the individual pieces fit into the entire picture. It helps me to grasp—as much as I can—what’s going on. That’s partly why the field of ecology intrigues me as well

A Lesson from 1927
September 9, 2010 – 2:04 am | No Comment
A Lesson from 1927

It’s that time of year. Most of the the birds at our feeders are house sparrows. They descend upon the feeders in flocks and consume nearly all the food within a day or so in the feeders.  So how can I get rid of them? After all, they are not as colorful as Cardinals, Goldfinches, and Indigo Buntings.

More on Chickens
September 2, 2010 – 2:42 am | No Comment
More on Chickens

In his introduction to Wendell Berry’s recent book, Bringing it to the Table, Michael Pollan observes that one of Berry’s favorite quotes comes from British agronomist, Sir Albert Howard. He urges us to think of “the whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal and man as one great subject” (p.

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 .

Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek
August 12, 2010 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek

The Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL is on its way.