Climate change. Droughts. Extinctions. Water poverty. These are some of the great fears and challenges of our day. As a result, many of us are committed to living in an environmentally responsible way. But is there more to our life in creation than taking care of it so that things don't get worse? Have you ever stopped to wonder why a sunset is so beautiful? Or why a blood moon eclipse can stop us in our tracks as we look up at the sky? There might be something more to creation that we often miss, something that can bring wonder into your life and give you a fresh sense of gratitude and contentment.
Join us on Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm in the Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship for an exploration of the Christian’s role in issues impacting our environment. This evening forum will be led by Rev. Dr. Charles Arand, professor and Dean of Theological Research and the Director of the Center for the Care of Creation at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
When & Where
Join our faculty, staff, students, and the community for an evening that promises rich reflection and discussion.
When: Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm
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Where: Concordia University Wisconsin, Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship
Can't make it?
If your unable to attend, feel free to watch Rev. Dr. Charles P. Arand's previous round table here!
About The Speaker
Rev. Dr. Charles P. Arand is the Graduate Professor of Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he has served since 1989. He also currently serves as the Dean of Theological Research and Publications as well as the Director of the Center for the Care of Creation. He has published several books and over fifty articles on topics related to the Lutheran Confessions and the theology of creation (in which he argues for a more robust theology of the first article of the creed, namely, creation).
With regard to the latter, Dr. Arand served as the primary drafter for the document, Together with All Creatures: Caring for God's Living Earth (CPH), prepared by the Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Since then, he has written numerous articles on the Christian care of creation, given public lectures at several Concordia Universities, made presentations to numerous pastors conferences, and conducted many congregational workshops. He also serves on the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States. The Center for the Care of Creation at Concordia Seminary has produced a multi-media Bible study and other free resources for Christian congregations, check it out here.