The MacKenzie Lectureship: Climate Change and Our Faith


Dr. Rasmussen

A Love Letter from One Geological Age to Another
Dr. Larry Rasmussen

First Congregational Church of Boulder/UCC is honored to welcome Dr. Larry Rasmussen as its speaker for the 20th Anniversary of the MacKenzie Lectureship, presenting on the role of faith in dealing with climate change. His talk is entitled “A Love Letter from One Geological Age to Another.”  A panel discussion will follow featuring historian Patricia Limerick of the Center for the American West and climate scientist Martin Hoerling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

When: Sunday, November 15th from 5:00-6:30 PM.

Where: Please register for the event to receive the Zoom link.

Dr. Rasmussen will also preach in worship, with a sermon entitled “In the Midst of New Dimensions.” The service will be streamed on YouTube, on Sunday, November 15th at 10:30 AM.

Dr. Rasmussen served as the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in New York City from 1986 to 2004. For decades, he has been a leader in the field of environmental ethics, and he is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and a past editor of The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics. He served as co-moderator of the Justice, Peace, Creation unit of the World Council of Churches and as a member of the Core Faculty of Auburn Theological Seminary, New York. 

His books include: Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press, 2013, and Gold and Grand Prize winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards); Earth Community, Earth Ethics (Orbis Books and the World Council of Churches, 1996) and winner of the 1997 Grawemeyer Award; Moral Fragments and Moral Community (Fortress, 1993), among many other titles. He also co-authored Bible & Ethics in the Christian Life: A New Conversation (Fortress Press, 2018).