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Luther Sem to host faith and creation lecture

On March 31, Luther Seminary will host the inaugural The Robert William Routsalainen Rutlen and Elizabeth Jane Rutlen Lecture on Faith and Creation. The lecture will feature speaker Dr. Calvin DeWitt, an environmental scientist and evangelical Christian, and one of the foremost leaders in Christian environmentalism in the United States.
DeWitt, professor of environmental science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak on “How Does the Bible Support the Care of Creation?” at the 7:30 p.m. lecture. His talk will be based on his experiences in leadership, advocacy, organizing, and teaching about ways to bring biblical faith and creation care together.
Funding for the lecture was given by David Rutlen in honor of his parents, Robert William Routsalainen Rutlen and Elizabeth Jane Rutlen. He created the fund to focus on the care of God’s creation in honor of his father’s “profound sense of justice and its impact on his grandchildren.” The Faith and Creation Lecture will be held on a biennial basis.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Olson Campus Center on the Luther Seminary campus. It will also be webcast live and archived for those unable to attend in person. For more information about the lecture, visit

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