Archive for the 'Putting into Practice' Category



Arand’s Stopover

Published on October 11, 2010

It’s fall. And the Fall migrations are underway. Birds and butterflies alike are heading south from their summer breeding grounds to their winter havens. Warblers are harder to find. Monarch butterflies and ruby-throated hummingbirds are the most visible visitors. Even in my own backyard, a fairly small backyard (1/8 of an acre) that borders a […]


It’s Out!

Published on October 1, 2010

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 […]


On Chickens and Eggs

Published on September 1, 2010

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. xi). In a world in […]


Check it Out!

Published on August 26, 2010

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 […]


NYG—New Orleans II

Published on July 28, 2010

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 […]