Dar Tellum: 1970s Children’s Book about Climate Change Teaches my Son about Hope

Sorting through a box of elementary school mementos, I lifted a book out from under a class picture from 4th grade. My hand brushed over the cover with an odd title and intriguing illustration of a boy’s eyes and forehead merging with a mysterious swirling orb with a tiny face at the center: Dar Tellum – Stranger from a Distant Planet by James R. Berry. [Read more…]

Exit Paris? Enter Pentecost! A Christian Response to Reneging on the Climate Promise

Now that Trump has reneged on the promise to combat climate change, this is a moment when the church must not stand on the sidelines. This is an issue that affects every person on this planet – especially “the least of these” who bear the brunt of the effects of climate change. [Read more…]

Jonah, Ninevites, and Climate Change: EcoPreacher Guest Sermon

Carol Devine is the second-place winner of the 2017 EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest. Her sermon applies a “green lens” to the story of Jonah, and shows us key insights for our struggles with climate change, Native American rights, and economic justice. [Read more…]

Climate Change Impacts Health, Families, and Wallets

When it comes to climate change, many people are not all that concerned about animal extinction or the plight of future generations. So what will it take to help people understand why they should care about climate change? [Read more…]

Why Changing Light Bulbs May Be Hurting the Climate Movement

When I began to address environmental issues as a pastor in my first church, I thought that “going green” could be achieved simply through raising awareness, educating people, and taking the “five easy steps” approach (like changing to LED light bulbs, hanging laundry on the line, adopting a meatless diet, etc.). A decade later, I see that while these steps are noble, they are not effective by themselves. [Read more…]

Climate March: What Can A Person of Faith Do About Climate Change?

If you are a person of faith, you bring a much needed religious perspective to the climate change resistance movement. As millions take part in the Climate March, here are some action steps for people of faith. [Read more…]