God and Dog and Animal Rights

Recently the New York Times ran a editorial and an article about animal rights, both pieces prompted by Spain’s recent action to grant some legal rights to certain apes. To talk about animal rights, we must first recognize that the phrase has become a politically loaded term, used in unhelpful ways by extremists. Extreme animal rights activists have […]

God and Dog and Genesis

You might have guessed from last week’s post, “God and Dog”, I believe Christians have more thinking to do on the subject of the relationships between God, animals and people. It is a big topic with lots of dimensions. So let’s just take it a little bit at a time. This week I want to talk about Genesis chapter 2. Sadly […]

God and Dog

Christianity historically has not had much to say about the relationship between God and animals and humans. To be sure, there has been a persistent minority view that valued animals — St. Francis and others, but for the most part Christians haven’t thought much about animals. When we have, most of what we have said has served […]