Intersections of faith and nature [letter] | Letters To The Editor


In this time of uncertainty, the beauties and peace of nature, created by God, are soothing to the feelings of many individuals. I used to be glad to see three articles about nature’s therapeutic and inspiring powers printed in LNP in early December. The articles mirror peoples’ consciousness of nature’s uplifting powers and want to protect the pure world.

A Dec. 4 article within the Faith & Values part (“In ‘ornitheology,’ faith takes flight,” Jessica Mundie, Religion News Service) was about “ornitheology,” a phrase stemming from ornithology and theology. That phrase was invented by theologian and birdwatcher John Stott in his guide “The Birds Our Teachers,” which refers to combining scientific examine and non secular appreciation of birds, which I advocate.