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...
At the ERT meeting/Credit: Susan Barreto So whenever two or more church folk are gathered these days there is not only typically coffee, but there is often a sense of anxiety. Putting a name to that source of anxiety is difficult at best and nearly impossible to voice...
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...
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....
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...
Heading into the end of 2018, it is plain to see it has been a big year in scientific research. Let’s start out with the highlight of the year, which may be the InSight lander landing on Mars on November 26. It was the end of a journey of more than six months and 300...
High school students will be pondering ways to address climate change in light of their faith at this summer’s Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science and Ethics
High school students will be pondering ways to address climate change in light of their faith at this summer’s Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science and Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. The program now in its third year is titled “Faith and Science in a Changing Climate: Modeling a Just Response.” Speakers include: Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; James Martin-Schramm, Professor of Religion at Luther College; Jeff Jeremiason, Professor of Chemistry and Program Director in Environmental Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College; and Rev. Abby Mohaupt, Moderator of Fossil Free PCUSA and Co-Director of the Green Seminary Initiative.
june 22 (Saturday) - 28 (Friday)
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave, St Peter, MN 56082
The CRISPR Apple on the Tree of Knowledge: Bioengineering, Gene Editing and the Human FutureStar Island
Speakers and program committee members include: Michael Ruse, Florida State University; Ted Peters, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; Arvin Gouw, Rare Genomics Institute; and Arthur Sutherland, Loyola University Maryland.
june 22 (Saturday) - 29 (Saturday)
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