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God Made Room for Them—Can We?

Published on July 8, 2010

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 […]


On Becoming a Craniac, Part I

Published on July 1, 2010

Ok. I know that this is somewhat typical of me. In anticipation of visiting the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin (see last post), I decided to read everything I could get my hands on about Cranes. I can’t fit a brief review of all these books into one post. So I’ll do it in […]


Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul

Published on April 7, 2009

At first glance, a book on bird migration might sound pretty boring (ok…really boring). Was I pleasantly surprised! Several thoughts occurred to me as I read about these incredible creatures. First, we often pass through life unaware of the wider creation. “At whatever moment you read these words, day or night, there are birds aloft […]