It’s not easy being green in the church

It’s not easy being green in the church

Photo by N. Manginas via The Echumenical Patriarchate As the song goes, so it is in today’s world. But that doesn’t mean theologians, seminarians and churchwide organizations are not up to the task of “greening” how they do what they do in the faith...
Our problem is, we don’t have a problem

Our problem is, we don’t have a problem

Photo by Marija Zaric on Unsplash [Editor’s note: This month we are re-running one of our most popular commentary pieces from our Theological Editor George Murphy. This essay originally ran in October 2015.] Several years ago we had a display for the Lutheran Alliance...
Fossil-fuel fast: the ultimate Lenten discipline?

Fossil-fuel fast: the ultimate Lenten discipline?

Credit: Mahkeo via Unsplash So this time of year the question of “What did you give up for Lent?” often comes up in Christian circles. Chocolate? Meat? How about fossil fuels? Giving up one’s car and electricity may be quite a Lenten sacrifice, but it was a discussion...
Neighbors in God’s Majestic Cosmos

Neighbors in God’s Majestic Cosmos

I would like to thank Dr. Ted Peters for his excellent introduction to Astrotheology and for his pioneering work in the field long before the name Astrotheology was coined. I would like to expand on one theme Dr. Peters raised and then share a concern I have. Dr....
Creation’s majesty

Creation’s majesty

A number of years ago, my wife Samantha and I traveled with my good friend Justin and his wife Miriam up to northern Wisconsin to stay at his family’s cabin. It was a wonderful weekend of being surrounded by God’s creation as we swam, hiked, and fished. On one of the...
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