The Robert William Ruotsalainen Rutlen and Elizabeth Jane Runn Rutlen lecture on faith and creation

“Creation, Sin and Sacrament in the Anthropocene”

The planet faces massive changes brought on by human beings. These likely include a new geological epoch, the “Anthropocene,” that challenges long-established ways of life. The base points of Christian faith are challenged as well, from first things to last. This Rutlen Lecture probes the meaning of creation, sin, and sacrament for a new epoch.

April 21, 2015
April 21 lecture at 7 p.m.,
followed by preaching in chapel on April 22 at 11 a.m.

Chapel of the Incarnation
Olson Campus Center
Luther Seminary

Larry Rasmussen,
Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics
Union Seminary, New York City


past lectures

April 22, 2013

Anticipating our Future Food and Faith World

Northwestern Hall
Luther Seminary

Dr. Frederick L. Kirschenmann,
Professor of Philosophy and Religion,
Iowa State University; Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture


March 31, 2011

How Does the Bible Support the Care of Creation?

Chapel of the Incarnation
Olson Campus Center
Luther Seminary

Dr. Calvin DeWitt,
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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