July 11, 2018

In this week’s devotional, “Breathing Trees,” we learn that there is a sacred exchange between humans and trees.  It’s not surprising, then, that many cultures revere certain groves of trees as shrines. Read more

July 5, 2018

In this week’s devotional , ‘Preaching Trees,’ we learn that the trees are, in a sense, preaching to us – so let’s preach about trees! As Matthew Sleeth says, it’s time to ‘reforest our faith.’ Read more

July 2, 2018

The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, gathered 30,000 teens from across the U.S. for five days of service, learning, fellowship and fun. For our youth, it was the connections of grace that created the light of hope and love. Read more

June 27, 2018

Cherokee teach their children that trees contain the spirit of the ancestors. Who taught you to love trees? Consider planting a tree in their honor. Read more

June 24, 2018

What child would Jesus cage? For our seminary students, the rally for immigrant families was a reminder of the importance of public theology. Read more

June 20, 2018

Most of us spend far more time sitting in the glow of a screen than in the shade of a tree.  Take the opportunity to commune with the sacredness of trees – these ancient beings that have rooted faith and communities for thousands of years. Read more

June 19, 2018

Hundreds of United Methodist clergy and church members signed a letter bringing church law charges against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Is it right for the church to critique one of its own and threaten spiritual discipline? Read more

June 18, 2018

How an online seminary’s Earth Day event in an office complex created community and redefined ‘being church’ in unexpected ways.   Read more

June 13, 2018

This week’s devotional focuses on the gift of trees. Matthew Sleeth provides a meaningful reflection as we contemplate the ways in which God blesses us through trees. Read more

June 12, 2018

Let’s take a walk through the arboretum of the Bible. From cedar trees to mustard seeds, the power of God is found in the highest branches, as well as the lowliest bushes. Read more

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