Five Questions with Marc Bekoff

Dr. Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado. He’s written numerous books in his discipline, has been on television many times, and is considered one of the foremost writers in the realm of animal welfare. He was also kind enough to write the foreword for my co-edited book, A Faith Embracing All Creatures (which, automatically, makes it even more awesome-er).  ~ Check Marc out at his blog as well as at his shared... Read More

A Faith Embracing All Creatures (40% Off!)

Volume II (A Faith Embracing All Creatures) of The Peaceable Kingdom Series is now available. If you order it now, it’s 40% off. Simply visit the publisher’s website, type in this code, CREATURES, and viola! A great book at almost half the price! As the point of the series is to think about what it means to embody God’s peaceable kingdom, each volume attempts to examine what this means for ALL of creation. Volume I discusses nonviolence toward enemies, Volume... Read More

Bullshit

My friend Marc Bekoff recently wrote a piece on the idiocy of the time-honored tradition called “running with the bulls”. Marc has less of a potty mouth than myself . . . well, that or either Psychology Today will not let him title his post what I titled mine–so, thanks The Other Journal for being so awesome! (I don’t think those guys are even paying attention to me anymore.) I thought I would share this lovely collection of bulls with trimmed horns, tied... Read More

If Animals Believed in God . . .

First of all, given my Feuerbachian sensibilities, I imagine lions envision a deity that looks like a lion–while, and I’m only guessing, gazelles would be greatly offended by such an idea. You know, at some predestined future moment in or outside of time the “great gazelle in the sky” is going to pass judgment on those cats for their fallen predatorial nature that has caused so much pain and anxiety for the gazelle (and other prey). While, all along, the... Read More