The ELCA’s Environmental Statement

The ELCA’s Environmental Statement

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has developed and approved thirteen official “Social Statements” addressing important topics and issues since its founding in 1988. I had the privilege of serving on the task force that developed the second of...
Conversations at the beginning

Conversations at the beginning

The Planck scale My first career was in physics, with an emphasis in general relativity, so a copy of Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale1Craig Callender and Nick Huggett (eds.), Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale:  Contemporary theories in quantum...
Nature’s laws and natural law

Nature’s laws and natural law

NATURE and Nature’s Laws lay hid in Night: God said, “Let Newton be!” and all was light. Alexander Pope’s lines were intended as an epitaph for Isaac Newton.https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-commemorations/commemorations/sir-isaac-newton  Foremost in his mind...
After Trinity Sunday comes…

After Trinity Sunday comes…

I’m writing this on April 22 which, as everyone — or at least a lot of people — knows as Earth Day.  It occurred to me that probably many members of the ELCA don’t know that their church has also designated the Second Sunday after Pentecost, the one following...
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