Creation Care for Christians: Animals

In Chapter 6 of Inhabiting Eden, Patricia Tull enumerates the terrible ways we treat animals, especially in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). I encourage you to read this list if you have the stomach for it. If you are easily traumatized by the suffering of animals, I recommend skipping that part of the chapter. You probably know it all, anyway. …

Creation Care or Christians: Food

Y’all know I love food. I was at home in New Orleans where the primary lunch conversation was what we would have for dinner. Our conversation on Sunday was a little different. It was largely about restriction, what we won’t eat and why. That’s a good conversation to have, especially when the environment is our focus. We talked about the …

Creation Care for Christians: Who Are We?

In seminary, my Hebrew professor gave us a simple hermeneutic, a method of interpreting Scripture. Take any verse or passage and, if this was all you knew, ask these questions: 1) Who am I? 2) Who is God? 3) What am I to do? Our study of Patricia K. Tull’s Inhabiting Eden began in earnest this week with our guest …

St. Fred Rogers

I haven’t really watched Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood since I was a kid.  I don’t remember much about it except what has been parodied: the song, the sweater, the tennis shoes, vaguely the puppets.  So I decided to refresh my memory and watch a little.  It all comes rushing back, mostly this character: Mr. Rogers.  Although, by all accounts, it is …