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Craniac Haven!
June 24, 2010 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
Craniac Haven!

I grew up in Wisconsin but never realized all that was there. I didn’t know that it was home to Aldo Leopold (didn’t know who he was at the time either). I didn’t pay much attention to Horicon Marsh or Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. And I didn’t know that Baraboo Wisconsin was home to the International Crane Foundation

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.

Oil Disaster—What Might We Learn?
June 7, 2010 – 9:31 pm | No Comment
Oil Disaster—What Might We Learn?

I’ve been thinking about the meaning or lessons to be drawn from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Many others have as well.

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—40 Years
April 22, 2010 – 5:55 pm | No Comment
Earth Day—40 Years

I was finishing eighth grade and getting ready for confirmation when the first earth day was celebrated in 1970. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin helped organize the first Earth Day as an awareness raising event. Over the years, Earth Day has provided an opportunity both to take stock of human impact on earth and to call people to action that they might take better care of it

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

World Water Day
March 21, 2010 – 6:45 pm | No Comment
World Water Day

March 22 provides an opportunity consider one of the most basic needs of life that we can easily take for granted. Water is one of those support webs that connects, supports, sustains, and enriches all life on earth. Put a bird bath in your yard and watch them come! We face two water issues .

Welcomed Guests
March 14, 2010 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Welcomed Guests

Quite a few visitors stopped by to dine in our yard this winter. Most came after a fresh blanket of snow had fallen or when the temperature dropped into the teens.  White-throated sparrows from the boreal forests of Canada joined our local residents of Cardinals, Chickadees, Tit-mice, Carolina Wrens, Hairies, and Downies. Our surprise guest of honor was a tiny Ruby-crested kinglet. His constant flitting made it initially difficult for me to identify him