Cold gray rain dripped down our hoods and umbrellas as the gathering of Christians moved from white cross to white cross, singing simple hymns and chants as we went. Over 40 of us had come from different churches and denominations to take part in an Ecumenical Stations of the Cross at Woodland Park near downtown Lexington, Kentucky.* What set this Stations of the Cross apart was its focus on justice issues that affect us globally and locally.  Clergy from different… Read more

Three Workshops – Earth, Water, Air: Seeking an Eco-Resurrection DISCOVER a new perspective for engaging the Bible that deepens and expands your faith. ​LEARN  how we can proclaim justice for God’s Creation in the face of climate change and environmental devastation. BE EQUIPPED with the knowledge and tools you need to make your faith relevant, courageous and creative. ​BE INSPIRED  to make a difference for our planet . . . your community . . . our future. After this millennia-long Good Friday when our planet has… Read more

It was a Tuesday when ‘Sudan,’ the last male northern white rhino on the planet, died in Kenya on March 20, 2018.  But it might as well have been Good Friday, because the extinction of this rhino species is part of an Earth-wide crucifixion. Read more

Sometimes what seems like a curse can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.  For the March for Our Lives in Lexington, Kentucky, a foul weather day may have been just what we needed. Read more

This Resurrection sermon, originally preached at R.B. Winter State Park in Pennsylvania, in the outdoor Whispering Pines amphitheater, draws from Colossians 1:15-20 and John 20:1-18. Introduction St. Francis of Assisi preached to the flowers. He preached to cornfields, stones, forests, earth, air and wind. He considered them and all God’s creatures to be his brothers and sisters. St. Francis thought of them as his fellow worshipers of God and exhorted them to praise their Creator. I think it is high time… Read more

On Palm Sunday, thousands of churches will use sustainably-harvested palms in their worship services marking the beginning of Holy Week. But let’s not end there.  The sermon, too, can incorporate ecojustice themes that highlight the connection between Jesus’ crucifixion and the eco-crucifixion happening today. Read more

We came to my daughter’s school to support the #NationalWalkoutDay. We witnessed great student leadership and activism. But we also came face to face with the canker of white male rage that exists in my daughter’s school. Read more

No, Mr. Pruitt, fossil fuels are not a “blessing” from God. Why would such a “blessing” require the large-scale industrialization of what was once beautiful forests, farms, meadows, and communities?  Any “resource” that results in poisoning water, air and land while destroying human health is no blessing. It is, in fact, the curse of humanity’s arrogance. Read more

The stories of Jesus confronting demons in the Gospel of Mark have something to teach us about how we might re-frame the opioid crisis, as well as addictions more broadly. Read more

Those calling for the arming of teachers – or any action that will put more guns into the equation – are like the people in 1 Samuel crying out for something, anything, that they think will save them. We need to heed the warning they received. Read more

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