June 11, 2018

Hartford Seminary in Connecticut is hosting its annual Luce-Hartford Conference in Christian-Muslim Relations from June 18 – 20, focusing on the theme “God’s Creation and Human Responsibility.”  I am honored to be one of the keynote speakers for the conference. Read more

June 9, 2018

This 8-week interfaith devotional has been designed to encourage and uplift you as you connect your faith with your love of nature.  The devotional is part of the Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith study. Read more

June 8, 2018

In Christianity, we talk about “spreading the gospel,” gospel meaning ‘good news’ in Greek.  Well, trees are good news!  Here’s how we can share the gospel of trees. Read more

June 7, 2018

June 4 marks the first time a Poor People’s Campaign group was denied entrance into their state’s Capitol building – and it happened in Frankfort, Kentucky. Read more

May 18, 2018

‘These aren’t people. These are animals,’ said Trump. So what’s wrong with calling people ‘animals’? It cuts both ways – it hurts people, and it hurts animals as well. This rhetoric puts us on a very dangerous path. Read more

May 10, 2018

The election of two female African American bishops in the ELCA may be a turning point for the church. The biblical story of Hagar helps us frame this historic event to see how women of color are stepping out of the wilderness and into positions of leadership within the church. Read more

May 5, 2018

The Rev. Patricia Davenport has been elected as the first African-American female bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This iconic image captures why this moment is so important for the church. Read more

April 29, 2018

James Cone has died at the age of 79.  It feels like a shining light in the moral universe has just gone out. This is one white woman’s tribute whose heart was convicted and whose eyes were opened by the work of this theologian.  Read more

April 25, 2018

You’ve held an Earth Day service at your church to honor and celebrate God’s Creation. Now it’s time to move beyond Earth Day and up your church’s game when it comes to having a robust Creation-care ministry. Here are 10 ideas to move toward advocacy and activism. Read more

April 18, 2018

How serendipitous that Earth Month and National Poetry Month occupy April together.  Here are some selections of eco-poetry I wrote for Earth day.  A pair of haiku, and a longer poem. Read more

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