Jim Martin-Schramm, Luther College

Luther College
700 College Drive, Decorah, IA  52101
(563) 387-1251 Office

Current Position/Vocation/Location

Professor of Religion, Luther College

Director, Luther College Wind Energy Project, LLC

Relevant Publications by Speaker

·       Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril, co-edited with Lisa E. Dahill, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, (Forthcoming, Fall 2016).

·       Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach, co-authored with Laura Stivers and Daniel Spencer, Maryknoll: Orbis Books, (Forthcoming, Fall 2015).

·       “Lutheran Theology and the Environment: Bonhoeffer, the Church, and the Climate Question,” in Eco-Lutheranism: Lutheran Perspectives in Ecology, Lutheran University Press, 2013.

·       “Toward an Ethic of EcoJustice,” in Moral Issues & Christian Responses, 8th edition, Patricia and Shannon Jung, eds., Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012, 259-263.

·       Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.

·       “Financing A Large Wind Turbine Project: The Luther College Experience,” The ACUPCC Implementer, Oct 2009, http://www.aashe.org/blog/financing-large-wind-turbine-project-luther-college-experience.

 Workshop/Lecture/Presentation titles

Practicing Joyful Stewardship at Luther College

Why Lutherans Care for Creation

Bonhoeffer, the Church, and the Climate Question

Current Personal/Public Activity relating to ecology

Board Chair, Winneshiek Energy District

Board Chair, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light

Chair, Energy and Water Task Group, Luther College Campus Sustainability Council

Coordinator, Colleges & Universities Page, Lutherans Restoring Creation:  www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org

Links/Websites/Blogs highlighting work



Summary Quote from Speaker

“My vocation as a Christian involves the care and redemption of all that God has made.  Global climate change is affecting creation in many negative ways.  My concern for both present and future generations of human beings and all of God’s creatures is rooted deeply in my faith.”  Jim Martin-Schramm