60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University (2015- )
President, Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (2014- 2016)
Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH (2005-2015)
Relevant Publications by Speaker
Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril, co-edited with James B. Martin-Schramm. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock/Cascade, 2016.
“Rewilding Christian Spirituality: Outdoor Sacraments and the Life of the World.” In Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril, ed. Lisa E. Dahill and James B. Martin-Schramm, 177-96. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016.
“The View from Way Below: Inter-Species Encounter, Membranes, and the Reality of Christ.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 53/3 (Fall 2014): 250-58.
“Bio-Theoacoustics: Prayer Outdoors and the Reality of the Natural World.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 52/4 (Winter 2013): 292-302.
“Indoors, Outdoors: Praying with the Earth.” Shauna Hannan and Karla Bohmbach, eds., Eco-Lutheranism: Lutheran Perspectives on Ecology, 113-24. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2013.
“New Creation: The Revised Common Lectionary and the Earth’s Paschal Life.” Liturgy 27/2 (April-June 2012): 3-16.
Jesus Christ as Reality: Bonhoeffer and Ecology
Encounter: Christian Spirituality, Worship, and the Natural World
Wildness, Wilderness, and Justice
Baptism in/to Local Waters
Public Eucharistic Life
Current Personal/Public Activity relating to ecology
Biking as often as possible, getting to know the local watershed, water activism
Recent co-chair of the Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Seminary Network
Links/Websites/Blogs highlighting work
Summary Quote from Speaker
“As our species faces crises of climate and justice unprecedented in our history, Christian incarnational spiritualities have much to offer. I want to invite listeners to discern a G*D visible in, with, and under the biological texture of the planet, the particular rocks and insects and trees and waters of a given place, the faces of the most marginalized humans.” Lisa E Dahill