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April 14, 2018
A Dozen Bible Passages for Preaching a Creation-Care Sermon
You’d like to preach a sermon about caring for God’s Creation in your congregation. But...
March 31, 2018
The Stations of the Cross, a City Park, and Justice
Cold gray rain dripped down our hoods and umbrellas as the gathering of Christians moved...
March 28, 2018
Three Workshops – Earth, Water, Air: Seeking an Eco-Resurrection
Three Workshops - Earth, Water, Air: Seeking an Eco-Resurrection DISCOVER a new perspective for engaging...
March 17, 2018
More than Eco-Palms: Ecojustice and Palm Sunday
On Palm Sunday, thousands of churches will use sustainably-harvested palms in their worship services marking...
March 12, 2018
No, Mr. Pruitt, Fossil Fuels Are Not God’s ‘Blessing’ for Humanity
No, Mr. Pruitt, fossil fuels are not a "blessing" from God. Why would such a...
February 03, 2018
‘You’ve got some dirt on your forehead’: Ash Wednesday reflection
On Ash Wednesday when we bring these symbols together - ashes and the cross -...
January 07, 2018
‘In God We Trump’ – Film Review
Riveting and revealing, 'In God We Trump' helps us make sense of the baffling phenomenon...
January 03, 2018
The Healing Power of ‘Moonlight’: Race, Erotic Love, and Baptism
'Moonlight' is a film that fuses ecological theology, sacramentology, and the ethics of race and...
December 28, 2017
New Year’s Resolution: Bring Back the Taboos
Trump has eroded our moral foundations. Every person of faith, who strives to honor the...
December 06, 2017
#MeToo, #ChurchToo: The Church is Facing the Truth About Its Sexism
#MeToo, #ChurchToo: The #MeToo movement is beginning to well up within the Christian Church. We’re...
November 21, 2017
Rethinking Christ the King from the Ground Up
Christ the King locates himself not just in the heights of the heavens, but in...
September 29, 2017
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...
September 21, 2017
Fire is Your Water by Jim Minick: Book Review
'Fire is Your Water' ignites a story that is both poignant and memorable. A love...
September 20, 2017
Hymn: ‘Earth and All Kin’
A hymn for St. Francis Sunday, Blessing of the Animals, Earth Day, or any Sunday!...
September 04, 2017
Your Work Matters to God: A Christian Reflection for Labor Day
How can churches support people in their work? As we celebrate Labor Day, Martin Luther's...
August 21, 2017
Psalm 137: The Beautifully Dangerous Psalm
Psalm 137 is rarely ever used in worship. Why? Because it is a dangerous psalm....
August 15, 2017
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...
August 15, 2017
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...
July 31, 2017
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...
July 08, 2017
Noah’s Ark and Climate Change: What Kind of Church Will We Be?
I talked about Noah's Ark in a children's sermon once, and one child asked, 'What...
July 04, 2017
What to do When Your President Is a Fake Wrestling Goon
The video of Trump attacking "CNN" in a professional wrestling match may be fake. But...
June 21, 2017
What to do When You’re Attacked on All Sides: A Message for the Clay Jars
Since the inauguration of this country’s 45th president, I'm noticing edges of what may be...
May 29, 2017
Flag Placement in Church: How to Have the Conversation
Flag placement is one of the most delicate conversations to have in a church. How...
May 17, 2017
Preaching Martin Luther King’s “Drum Major Instinct” in the Trump Era
There is a way to preach about politics (literally, the concerns of the citizenry, the...
May 14, 2017
Inclusive and Expansive Mother’s Day Prayers
We pray for women who are mothers, either by birth, by adoption, or through foster...
May 14, 2017
The Case for Recognizing Mother’s Day in Church
Jesus showed us that by embracing women and the feminine aspect of God, we do...
May 10, 2017
Jesus, Mother Hen: This is the God I Want to Worship
“God is great, God is good, and we thank HER for our food. Amen.” Does...
May 07, 2017
When Psalm 23 Shepherded Me
Psalm 23, when we learn it by heart, can be the very presence of God...
May 01, 2017
How Can We Talk? Confessions of a Disillusioned Red-Cradle Christian
White Christian Trump Voters, I was one of you. But the results of the Christian...
April 23, 2017
Is Earth Worth Dying For? A Reflection on the Earth Martyrs
The faithfulness of the Earth Martyrs shows us that because Earth is worth dying for,...
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