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It’s Hot in Kansas!
August 9, 2010 – 2:52 pm | No Comment
It’s Hot in Kansas!

I like the wide open spaces of the great plains, with the wavy hills and the big sky with its incredible cloudscapes.  Perhaps it is because I don’t feel claustrophobic. Perhaps it is the size of place puts everything in perspective. This past Spring I traveled through Nebraska to see the SandHill Crane migration.  Last summer it was Iowa (I was leading a workshop in West DesMoines). This summer it is Kansas (for a workshop in Colby)

NYG-New Orleans
July 22, 2010 – 5:29 pm | One Comment
NYG-New Orleans

This week I attended my first ever National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. I was impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm of those who played key roles in organizing the event as well as the high energy levels of the youth and and their leaders who came.

God Made Room for Them—Can We?
July 8, 2010 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
God Made Room for Them—Can We?

Norman Wirzba develops the theme of extending hospitality to all of God’s creatures in his book, The Paradise of God . He notes that hospitality in the Old Testament involved in part the inviting of sojourners into the home, in brief, making room for them. God carved out spaces (land, air, water) for all of his creatures

On Becoming a Craniac, Part I
July 1, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment
On Becoming a Craniac, Part I

Ok. I know that this is somewhat typical of me.

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