Where are the wildernesses in your community – those places where people are feeling frustrated, depleted, depressed, and exhausted? How can your church be bread in the wilderness for them? Read more

Watching the orca whale known as Tahlequah carry the body of her calf hundreds of miles across the sea is like seeing a watery version of Michelangelo’s sculpture of Mary holding the broken body of Jesus after the crucifixion. Read more

If you’re a fan of ‘Blade Runner,’ then ‘Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe’ is for you! My chapter on Blade Runner 2049 as cli-fi and race erasure is part of collection of 27 essays and examines the movies through the lenses of race theory and the emerging sub-genre of climate fiction. Read more

In the midst of our wilderness places, God finds a way to insert a little humor – light and sweet as manna in the dewy morning. Read more

When the president’s lies destroy the very concept of truth and reality for a nation, we must resist the gaslighting and practice radical integrity. Read more

Have you heard of ‘forest therapy? Developed in Japan, the practice of walking in the woods is called shinrin yoku, or ‘forest bathing,’ and science has shown the physical and emotional benefits of walking among trees. Read more

In this week’s devotional, “The Secret Speech of Trees,” we learn that trees can communicate with each other in surprising ways. Read more

In this week’s devotional, “Breathing Trees,” we learn that there is a sacred exchange between humans and trees.  It’s not surprising, then, that many cultures revere certain groves of trees as shrines. Read more

In this week’s devotional , ‘Preaching Trees,’ we learn that the trees are, in a sense, preaching to us – so let’s preach about trees! As Matthew Sleeth says, it’s time to ‘reforest our faith.’ Read more

The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, gathered 30,000 teens from across the U.S. for five days of service, learning, fellowship and fun. For our youth, it was the connections of grace that created the light of hope and love. Read more

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