October 22, 2018

I’ve discovered that judgment and guilt are ever-present during my 7-Day Vegan Challenge.  It’s understandable given the needless suffering of animals. Yet I wonder: what does grace look like for the ethical eater? Read more

October 21, 2018

This is Day Five of my week-long devotional for the 7-Day Vegan Challenge.  You can read about why I’ve undertaken this break from all animal products here.  Each day I’m posting a short devotional because my decision to go vegan is informed by my faith, my interpretation of the Bible, and my ecotheological ethics. On this fifth day of the challenge, I consider that “the unexamined meal is not worth eating.”  That may be true.  But my 7-Day Vegan Challenge has uncovered the… Read more

October 19, 2018

On this fourth day of the 7-Day Vegan Challenge, I wrestle with the tension that arises when one person in a family chooses to eat vegan while the rest do not. Read more

October 18, 2018

If you’re sensing the rising political tension in your church and wondering how to navigate your sermons in the next few weeks (and years), this webinar at Backstory Preaching is for you.  Read more

October 16, 2018

A vegan breakfast gives me pause as I consider an ancient biblical prophecy that is eerily congruent with the climate siege now upon us. Read more

October 15, 2018

One square mile of forest was spared just from one day eating vegan. On this second day of the 7-Day Vegan Challenge, I make the connection between deforestation, the animal industry, and the woods of my youth. Read more

October 14, 2018

In the beginning . . . we were vegan.  Apparently God’s original intention for humanity was not to eat meat. God did not butcher an animal and invite Adam and Eve to a barbeque in the garden.  Their diet was plant-based. Read more

October 13, 2018

I’m starting the 7-Day Vegan Challenge tomorrow.  A week without any animal products in my diet.  What will I miss?  How will it benefit the planet? Read more

October 10, 2018

I want Jesus to let me off the hook.  Me and the rich young man.  But he won’t. “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21). Read more

October 6, 2018

Yes, the bad guys are winning. But for my son and daughter, for my students, for those who continue to fight the good fight, I will continue to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in the face of tyranny.  Read more

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