The Last Supper Re-imagined

My friend Robert F Allen has an uncanny gift for relating to animals. He also creates incredible paintings such as “The Last Supper”, a 4 ft by 7 ft acrylic on canvas. To me this painting expresses the beauty and value of each individual creature. This gives me joy. Yet it also reminds me that…

Faith and the Question of Human Extinction: Guest Post by Chad Martin

I have recently been reading a stunning new book, Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together.   The book includes an essay by Dakota writer and activist Waziyatawin, with this keen observation:   “Stewardship” is loaded with anthropocentric ideology, implying that humans, and Christians in particular (since they have more…

If I Had a Trumpet: Private Prayer and Public Action

  As a high school student I played trumpet in the pep band for our home basketball games. Every game one of the other trumpet players would let out with a trumpet call-“Da da da DA da da!” The crowd responded with an enthusiastic “CHARGE!!”   In this way the trumpeter energized the crowd and…