On the 8th day, God Created Guns: A Reading from the Gun Bible

The GunGod formed metal from the dust of the ground, and breathed into its barrel the fire of death. And the GunGod planted the gun in the hand of Adam; and there he put the gun which he had formed. Read more

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 time for an ‘Eco-Reformation’! Read more

Webinar: Preaching Controversial Issues

Want to preach prophetically without risking your position or pastoral relationships? This webinar offers practical tips & ideas based on research & biblical insights. Read more

The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty – A Preacher’s Review

When is the last time you preached – or heard – a sermon about the death penalty? Jeff Hood’s ‘The Execution of God’ equips preachers for this tough topic. Read more

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 citizen scientists while encouraging them in practices of good health. Read more

Preaching Across Divides: Purple Zone Strategies for Pulpit and Public Square

Ecclesio.com invited me to contribute an essay for their week of conversations around the theme “Preaching Across the Divide(s).” Read more

315 Today – A Poem about Gun Violence

315 Today*: A Poem About Gun Violence By Leah D. Schade Hot grey seed shot into pliant flesh yields a ruby bud blossomed into red petals. Is this our harvest? A crop of stilled hearts. To hold the metal of judgment in your hands; To learn the intricacies of the mechanism that finally comes down to your finger folding around this smooth curve. It is weakness ashamed of its ineptitude that thrills in firing a bullet faster than God can… Read more

Blade Runner 2049: 5 Star Review

Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic masterpiece with superb visual effects, an absorbing storyline, fascinating characters, and poignant religious/philosophical themes. Read more

Blade Runner 2049: Cli-Fi at Its Best

Blade Runner 2049 is cli-fi (climate fiction) at its best with superb visual effects, an absorbing storyline, fascinating characters, and poignant religious/philosophical themes. Read more

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 preaching about our Earth-kin and their role in Christ’s resurrection. Read more

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