Creation – Focused Book Review: Dream of the Earth
Sunday, August 27, 9:45 a.m.
The CTK Creation Care Team will offer a creation-focused book review on Sunday, August 27. Lisa Brenskelle will review Dream of the Earth by eco-theologian & Catholic priest Thomas Berry. This landmark work has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon. In it, Thomas Berry provides nothing less than a new intellectual-ethical framework for the human community by positing planetary well-being as the measure of all human activity. Join us on Sunday, August 27 at 9:45 a.m. in the Adult Sunday School classroom for a review of this thought-provoking book!
Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…
Sunday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Connections between People & Nature: An Economist’s Viewpoint
The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature. At the August web meeting, we welcome Professor Peter Hartley, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Family Professor of Economics at Rice University. In his presentation, Professor Hartley will cover the distinction between normative and positive economics, outline the key value judgements that underlie normative economic analysis — namely the cost/benefit principle, and will briefly discuss some objections to this approach before going on to contrast it with other ethical frameworks. He will also present an economic analysis of “sustainability” and will argue for the necessity of a “human-centered” approach to thinking about environmental issues and policies. After Professor Hartley’s talk, there will be time for Q&A. If you would like to join this online conversation, please register on www.eventbrite.com and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle
Calling all Cyclists: Opportunity to Care for & Enjoy God’s Good Creation
The CTK Creation Care Team invites both cyclists and non-cyclists to join the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team for Bike Around the Bay on October 21 & 22. Bike Around the Bay offers participants the opportunity to enjoy God’s good creation while riding around Galveston Bay over the two days of the event. As a fundraiser for the Galveston Bay Foundation, participating in this event also offers the opportunity to care for God’s good creation by supporting the foundation’s conservation work. Lutherans Restoring Creation Team members may ride one day or both days, or may be “virtual” riders. To join the team or support this effort, click on the “Join a Team”. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle.