Red Church Door Podcast

Pets, Animals, and God's Love



Over 63 million households in the United States own at least one dog, and another 42.7 million households own at least one cat. Today's Red Church Door explores the connections between our humanity and all of God's creatures. What do they bring out in us that, sometimes, our relationships with other people do not? Do animals help make us more human? In what ways do they help bring us closer to God? Colin is thrilled to speak with: Dr Clair Linzey. Dr. Linzey is the Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Professor of Animal Theology, at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Oklahoma. Her doctorate is in theology from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Dr Linzey is Director of the Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School. She is also co-editor of the Journal of Animal Ethics, and co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series on Animals Ethics. The Reverend Canon Patti Welch, M.Div. Rev. Welch is former Canon for Education at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York