Gerard Manley Hopkins: Creation’s Poet

Priest and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1884-1889) was captivated by creation and wrote his fascination with God's beauty into his poems. He wrote about the stars, the seasons, landscapes, birds and even nature's imperfections—which he found … [Read more...]

Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

By: Lindsey Howald Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] I approach most books like this with caution. Why? Because they have a mission. They’re out to … [Read more...]

C. S. Lewis and the Right Relationship of Animals and Humans

In Perelandra, author and theologian C. S. Lewis tells the story of a traveler from earth who goes to an unfallen version of the planet Venus. Lewis' fictional Venus is populated with fearsome-looking creatures that the protagonist is at first afraid … [Read more...]

Seven Laws of Ecology

In his book For the Beauty of the Earth Steven Bouma-Prediger outlines seven laws of ecology that should inform our understanding of the earth as we try to think through the challenges of creation care. They are: The Law of … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry: Think Little

Wendell Berry writes in his essay, Think Little, of the tendency for Americans, who have, according to him, lost their "private life" to think of change in increments of organizations, rather than actually changing the way they live their own … [Read more...]

The Ethics of Elfland

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] When I attempt to grow plants I have the nasty habit of making my plants conform to my notions of beauty by … [Read more...]