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June 20, 2018
The Sacredness of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 3
Most of us spend far more time sitting in the glow of a screen than...
June 13, 2018
The Gift of Trees – Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 2
This week's devotional focuses on the gift of trees. Matthew Sleeth provides a meaningful reflection...
June 12, 2018
Cedar Trees and Mustard Seeds – The Bible’s Arboretum
Let's take a walk through the arboretum of the Bible. From cedar trees to mustard...
June 11, 2018
God’s Creation, Human Responsibility – Conference on Christian-Muslim Relations
Hartford Seminary in Connecticut is hosting its annual Luce-Hartford Conference in Christian-Muslim Relations from June 18...
June 09, 2018
Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith – Devotional, Wk. 1
This 8-week interfaith devotional has been designed to encourage and uplift you as you connect...
June 08, 2018
Spreading the Gospel of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith
In Christianity, we talk about "spreading the gospel," gospel meaning 'good news' in Greek. Well, trees are...
June 07, 2018
We Intend to Be Heard: Poor People’s Campaign Denied Access in Kentucky
June 4 marks the first time a Poor People's Campaign group was denied entrance into...
April 25, 2018
Beyond Earth Day: 10 Ideas for Environmental Advocacy and Activism in Your Church
You’ve held an Earth Day service at your church to honor and celebrate God's Creation....
April 18, 2018
Eco-Poetry for Earth Day
How serendipitous that Earth Month and National Poetry Month occupy April together. Here are some...
April 14, 2018
A Dozen Bible Passages for Preaching a Creation-Care Sermon
You’d like to preach a sermon about caring for God’s Creation in your congregation. But...
March 28, 2018
Three Workshops – Earth, Water, Air: Seeking an Eco-Resurrection
Three Workshops - Earth, Water, Air: Seeking an Eco-Resurrection DISCOVER a new perspective for engaging...
March 27, 2018
The Last Rhino, Good Friday, and the Preachers’ Silence
It was a Tuesday when 'Sudan,' the last male northern white rhino on the planet,...
March 24, 2018
Resurrection Sermon for an Earth-kin Congregation
This Resurrection sermon, originally preached at R.B. Winter State Park in Pennsylvania, in the outdoor...
March 17, 2018
More than Eco-Palms: Ecojustice and Palm Sunday
On Palm Sunday, thousands of churches will use sustainably-harvested palms in their worship services marking...
March 12, 2018
No, Mr. Pruitt, Fossil Fuels Are Not God’s ‘Blessing’ for Humanity
No, Mr. Pruitt, fossil fuels are not a "blessing" from God. Why would such a...
January 07, 2018
‘In God We Trump’ – Film Review
Riveting and revealing, 'In God We Trump' helps us make sense of the baffling phenomenon...
January 03, 2018
The Healing Power of ‘Moonlight’: Race, Erotic Love, and Baptism
'Moonlight' is a film that fuses ecological theology, sacramentology, and the ethics of race and...
December 31, 2017
5 Steps for a Healthy Pastor, Congregation, and Planet
I realized I was a risk for my congregation. These 5 steps helped. Healthy pastor...
November 29, 2017
Holy Communion – YOUR Incarnation, EARTH’S Incarnation
A Reflection on Holy Communion. One of my favorite poets, David Whyte, describes tasting as an...
November 21, 2017
Rethinking Christ the King from the Ground Up
Christ the King locates himself not just in the heights of the heavens, but in...
November 14, 2017
Preserving the Holy Remnant: Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
Why protect natural lands like Kentucky's Pine Mountain? Kentucky Natural Lands Trust shows us it's...
November 09, 2017
Creation-Care Preaching and the Theology of Sallie McFague
An excerpt from my article 'Preaching the Body of God: Exploring the Work of Sallie...
November 03, 2017
The Reformation is Over: Long Live the Eco-Reformation!
The celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is over. Now what? It's...
October 21, 2017
Healthy Trees, Healthy People: Why Citizen Scientists are Needed as Climate Changes
How are healthy trees connected to healthy people? A University of Kentucky research program trains...
September 29, 2017
Feast of St. Francis: Resurrection Sermon for an Earth-Kin Congregation
St. Francis Sunday is Oct. 4. Here is a sermon to spark your creativity for...
September 09, 2017
We’ve Lost the Climate War. It’s Time to Surrender.
We are not going to win this war on the climate. It has already won....
July 26, 2017
Do You Like Our Owl? ‘Blade Runner’ (1982) and Climate Change
Like other 'Blade Runner' geeks, I am eagerly awaiting 'Blade Runner 2049,' the sequel to...
July 16, 2017
Feed the Right Wolf: Preaching Eco-Resurrection in the Midst of Eco-Crucifixion
The climate crisis threatens us with despair. How do we 'feed the right wolf' and...
July 08, 2017
Noah’s Ark and Climate Change: What Kind of Church Will We Be?
I talked about Noah's Ark in a children's sermon once, and one child asked, 'What...
July 07, 2017
“God Camped Out With Us” – Sermon for a Church Camping Retreat
With our own tents in the background at our church camping retreat, John 1:14 took...
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