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Easter in the Rear View Mirror
June 7, 2011 – 1:37 pm | 6 Comments
Easter in the Rear View Mirror

Looking backward and forward in the present

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

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

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.

Burning Coals and Korans
September 11, 2010 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Burning Coals and Korans

What to do with enemies?

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.

Check it Out!
August 26, 2010 – 4:51 pm | One Comment
Check it Out!

The summer issue of the Concordia Journal (published by the faculty of Concordia Seminary) has just come out and its centered on the theme of “Caring for God’s Groaning Earth.”  It’s a terrific issue (of course, I am a bit biased). In addition, it provides a balance Biblical approach to the topic. It doesn’t say everything that could be said but does chart out some directions that we need to pursue. Its contents include “The Cathedral of Creation” (by President Dale Meyer), “Caring for God’s Groaning Earth” (by yours truly), Yahweh versus Marduk: Creation Theology in Isaiah 40-55” (by Dr

NYG—New Orleans II
July 28, 2010 – 7:52 pm | No Comment
NYG—New Orleans II

While at the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, a gentleman from Southern Illinois approached me after my presentation and asked, “why hasn’t the church taken the lead on issues regarding our responsibility for creation?” It is not the first time that someone has asked me that question. Their questions implied that the church should be at the forefront of advocating for the responsible care of creation. The instincts of these questioners are sound

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

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

Human Caused Climate Change: Whom Do We Believe?
February 12, 2010 – 7:27 pm | Comments Off

The last couple of months a number of news reports have raised concerns regarding the use of evidence in various scientific papers to support the idea of human induced climate change. Most recently, questions have been directed at studies cited by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).