8 Ways to Preach About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice – REVISED

Here are 8 ways to preach about Charlottesville by crafting a sermon that confronts the realities of white supremacy and bigotry, and proclaims God’s unequivocal word of justice and righteousness. Read more

9 Reasons You Need to Preach about Charlottesville and White Supremacy

Are you hesitating to preach about Charlottesville, white supremacy, and racism? Here are 9 reasons why you need to talk about these issues in your sermon. Read more

The Harp Sermon: A Response to Charlottesville and Racial Hatred

The Harp Sermon: What St. Paul – and playing the harp – have taught me about race, white supremacy, and the need for diversity and inclusion. Read more

7 Ways Your Church Can Support Your Female Pastor

Here are seven suggestions not just for avoiding insensitive sexist remarks, but for actively supporting your female pastor in her ministry. Read more

Top 10 Things Never to Say to Your Female Pastor

So your church has a pastor – who just happens to be female. Congratulations! Here’s how to avoid making inadvertent sexist remarks that undermine her (while bringing down your congregation at the same time). Read more

Book Review: Preaching the Women of the Old Testament

Ever heard of Achsah? The Daughters of Zelophehad? Rizpah? Think you know the story of Delilah? Miriam? Bathsheba? Then you need to read this book! Read more

Sermon: Finding the Mustard Seed in the Arboretum of Faith

A sermon for the stately cedar, the young sapling, the wild bush, and even the tiniest mustard seed. Read more

Watching ‘Blade Runner’ in the Age of Black Lives Matter

‘Blade Runner’ takes on new meaning in the age of Black Lives Matter. How race, whiteness, and privilege color our perception of what it means to be human. Read more

Do You Like Our Owl? ‘Blade Runner’ and Climate Change

Like other ‘Blade Runner’ geeks, I am eagerly awaiting ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ the sequel to the dystopian sci-fi movie. But I recently re-watched the original film, and suddenly realized that climate change was written all over it. Read more

Book Review: Eco-Reformation – Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril

Non-Lutherans may be tempted to bypass this volume. But that would be a mistake. Because Lutherans have a great deal to contribute to the ecological justice movement. Read more

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