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March 13, 2015
“A God That Could Be Real”
After Copernicus, we know that Earth is not at the center of the universe. Our...
December 22, 2014
Winter Solstice Spirituality: “Learning to Walk in the Dark”
My favorite season is summer, but I aspire to love the winter. Winter and I are...
August 28, 2014
Eve Was Framed, the Serpent Was Right!
On August 13, 1971, the cover of LIFE Magazine featured an image of two women...
April 22, 2014
Ehrman’s “How Did Jesus Become God?” and What Does Resurrection Mean Today?
I suspect that some people might be surprised to learn that in many Unitarian Universalist...
April 08, 2014
Aronofsky’s Noah: from “Hope in Heaven” to “Hope in Grandchildren”
You know the city Shurrupak, it stands on the banks of Euphrates? that city grew...
May 09, 2013
Poetically Dwelling on the Earth as a Mortal
I am a religious skeptic. I don’t believe in Yahweh, Allah, Krishna, or Ogun; nor...
April 22, 2013
Wendell Berry, Climate Change, and Earth Breathing
Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays,...
April 14, 2013
The Spirituality of Spring: Creativity as Spiritual Practice
i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of...
July 07, 2012
Ellen Davis: An Eco-friendly Bible Scholar You Should Know
I recently had the opportunity to attend a morning workshop with Ellen Davis on "Honest...
February 21, 2012
Sermon Series Retrospective: Matthew Fox’s “Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality”
For Advent, I preached through the four parts of Matthew Fox's landmark book Original Blessing: A Primer...
December 19, 2011
“Out Beyond Ideas” for Advent: Original Blessing, Creation Spirituality, and Social Justice
Jesus clearly says the kingdom of heaven is among us (Luke 17:21) or “at hand”...
December 12, 2011
The Artist’s Way for Advent: Matthew Fox’s “Via Creativa”
I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you Which...
December 05, 2011
#OccupyAdvent: Befriending Darkness, Letting Go, and Letting Be
Whatever is foreseen in joy / Must be lived out from day to day. / Vision held...
November 28, 2011
Theology in a 13.7 Billion-Year-Old Universe: Matthew Fox, Original Blessing, and Creation Spirituality
What would Christianity look like if the focus were Original Blessing, not Original Sin; Creation...
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