Archive for the 'Putting into Practice' Category

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 […]


Published on May 11, 2010

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. The […]

Human Caused Climate Change: Who Do We Believe?

Published on February 12, 2010

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). I’m not quite sure what […]

Lutherans and Earth Day

Published on April 22, 2009

Last year in a little article, “Can Lutherans Observe Earth Day?” I asked if being theologically conservative required us to be politically conservative on social issues like the environment. After all, Luther’s recovery of the Gospel led him to revalue creation as our good home. This year, I’ve inquired into what some of our  schools […]

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 […]