The current liturgical church year is a year to read the Gospel of Mark. But what are we to do at Christmastime with the only gospel that says nothing about the nativity?
Peter Mathieson, in his book, Birds of Heaven, made the comment that one “one way to grasp the main perspectives of environment and biodiversity is to understand the origins and precious nature of a single living form” (Mathieson, xv). Following that advice, I’ve taken up an interest in whooping cranes and am seeking to learn all that I can them in terms of their life, habitat, and conservation efforts to save them. In addition, I’m hoping to visit various places in this country where those efforts are ongoing and write about them in the future. In the meantime, I ran across this really nice video from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service that highlights their graceful beauty and sonorous bugling
In preparing for a class on “The Bible as Literature,” I discovered again how time and space are transformed by one written word
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
Last night, Robert Putnam, America’s foremost social scientist, spoke at Wash U about his latest research into the “puzzle” of American religion. Could there perhaps be a paradox at the heart of the p
The King James Bible is an unparalleled work of English literature. It’s high time to celebrate its anniversary
Many American Lutheran Christians will be marking the 200th birthday of one C. F. W
Just in time for the campaign season, Concordia Seminary will host its latest Lay Bible Institute (an evening seminar program) on the intricate maze that is religion and politics. Led by Prof. Joel Biermann..