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

Shoes in the Vineyard: Immigration and Jesus’ Parable

How Jesus’ parable about the workers in the vineyard has shaped my perspective about immigration, refugees, undocumented workers, and Dreamers. Read more

Interview with Jim Minick, author of ‘Fire is Your Water’

An interview with ‘Fire is Your Water’ novelist Jim Minick. A native of Pennsylvania, the mountains of the Cumberland Valley provide the cathedral for this book. Read more

Fire is Your Water by Jim Minick: Book Review

‘Fire is Your Water’ ignites a story that is both poignant and memorable. A love story with elements of magical realism, ecotheology, and questions of theodicy, this book captures the beauty and rural culture of 1950s south-central Pennsylvania. Read more

Hymn: ‘Earth and All Kin’

A hymn for St. Francis Sunday, Blessing of the Animals, Earth Day, or any Sunday! The lyrics capture the creation story of Genesis Chapter 1. Notice how the lyrics reflect the progression of creation (and evolution, for that matter) in the Genesis story. Read more

Planet Earth’s Potsdam Declaration on Climate Change

Planet Earth is calling for the unconditional surrender of climate hostilities. Based on the Potsdam Declaration ending WWII, here are the terms. Read more

We’ve Lost the Climate War. It’s Time to Surrender.

We are not going to win this war on the climate. It has already won. There is no fighting back. We must humble ourselves and agree to the terms of surrender. Read more

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