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…]

Rebuilding the Temple . . . of Earth: EcoPreacher Guest Sermon

Ronda Sloan is a lay preacher and elder in the Disciples of Christ Christian Church and received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest. The prophet Haggai chastised the ancient Israelites for neglecting to rebuild the Temple. In this sermon, Ronda draws implications for our neglected “temple” of Earth today. [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…]

EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest Winner: Brooke Baker

Congratulations to Brooke Baker, winner of the 2017 EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest! [Read more…]

Preaching Martin Luther King’s “Drum Major Instinct” in the Trump Era

There is a way to preach about politics (literally, the concerns of the citizenry, the polis), without being partisan (siding with a particular party or group). Dr. King was an expert in this, and we can learn from his strategies. [Read more…]

EARTH DAY QUIZ: How Green is Your Church?

With Earth Day blooming on the horizon (April 22), it’s time to take stock of how your church is preaching about God’s Creation. Take this short quiz (one for pastors, one for parishioners). [Read more…]

17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher and Help Heal Our Planet

Imagine what your life would be like if you could be an EcoPreacher taking part in God’s work to heal our planet – right from the pulpit. What if your parishioners were inspired by your preaching to address the most pressing environmental concerns of our time? Imagine hearing your parishioners actually thank you for preaching [Read More…]