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The Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science, and Technology is dedicated to expanding awareness and promoting conversation about the implications of science and technology for Christian faith and life.
Since 1991, the Alliance has been an independent Lutheran organization recognized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The membership includes scientists, science teachers, rostered leaders (clergy and lay), and other interested lay people.
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Latest Articles from Covalence, the Online Magazine of the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology
The science and theology of death: What comes after?
Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes. Death is the great equalizer because for every living creature, there must come an end. Although, looking around today, it would be hard to fully grapple with the...
Where are they now, what are they doing?
Reflections on life after death My wife, Neva, passed away during Christmas week. Writing at this time, this blog installment can be considered part of my grieving, but it deals with difficult intellectual and theological issues. In the days after her death, my mind...
University of Illinois at Chicago explores prosocial behavior
Michael Pasek, a University of Illinois Chicago social psychologist, and colleagues explored the question of whether prosocial behavior can span religious groups. The researchers, through field and online experiments, involved more than 4,700 people from diverse...
Ecumenical group explores practical approaches to clean energy action, dialogue
In that vein, Rev. Booker Vance, gave a recent talk at Ecumenical Roundtable on Science, Technology and the Church recently held in Chicago. Rev. Vance is the manager for policy and research at Elevate Energy, a Chicago-based non-profit that is active in about 40...
ELCA Church Council adopts new social message on climate
Last month, the ELCA Church Council unanimously approved the adoption of a social message related to climate crisis. ELCA social messages provide analysis and theological interpretation on a focused social question to establish ELCA teaching and public stance for...
Awe and Wonder Part 2: Factors in the contemporary eclipse of awe in daily life
In Part 1, we saw that, all too often, “we walk sightless among miracles.” Rabbi Lawrence Kushner shares a story that shows this tendency is part of our human condition which has been with us for centuries: MUD! YECH!...