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April 18, 2018
Eco-Poetry for Earth Day
How serendipitous that Earth Month and National Poetry Month occupy April together. Here are some...
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 27, 2018
The Last Rhino, Good Friday, and the Preachers’ Silence
It was a Tuesday when 'Sudan,' the last male northern white rhino on the planet,...
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...
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...
November 29, 2017
Holy Communion – YOUR Incarnation, EARTH’S Incarnation
A Reflection on Holy Communion. One of my favorite poets, David Whyte, describes tasting as an...
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...
November 14, 2017
Preserving the Holy Remnant: Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
Why protect natural lands like Kentucky's Pine Mountain? Kentucky Natural Lands Trust shows us it's...
November 09, 2017
Creation-Care Preaching and the Theology of Sallie McFague
An excerpt from my article 'Preaching the Body of God: Exploring the Work of Sallie...
October 21, 2017
Healthy Trees, Healthy People: Why Citizen Scientists are Needed as Climate Changes
How are healthy trees connected to healthy people? A University of Kentucky research program trains...
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 20, 2017
Hymn: ‘Earth and All Kin’
A hymn for St. Francis Sunday, Blessing of the Animals, Earth Day, or any Sunday!...
September 09, 2017
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....
July 16, 2017
Feed the Right Wolf: Preaching Eco-Resurrection in the Midst of Eco-Crucifixion
The climate crisis threatens us with despair. How do we 'feed the right wolf' and...
July 07, 2017
“God Camped Out With Us” – Sermon for a Church Camping Retreat
With our own tents in the background at our church camping retreat, John 1:14 took...
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 21, 2017
EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest Winner: Brooke Baker
Congratulations to Brooke Baker, winner of the 2017 EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest!
May 07, 2017
When Psalm 23 Shepherded Me
Psalm 23, when we learn it by heart, can be the very presence of God...
April 28, 2017
Climate March: What Can A Person of Faith Do About Climate Change?
If you are a person of faith, you bring a much needed religious perspective to...
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,...
April 20, 2017
Six Children’s Sermon Ideas for Earth Day
Earth Day is coming up and you need a children’s sermon for the worship service....
April 18, 2017
Falling Off the Bike: A Sermon for Earth Day
For this Earth Day sermon, an 11-year-old's ill-fated bike ride offers valuable lessons for this...
April 18, 2017
Why I’m Not Just Preaching About Earth on Earth Day
When I was a pastor I would place a pot of soil, a watering can,...
April 16, 2017
Harnessing “The Butterfly Effect”: A Joint Book Review
Two books help us understand the interconnectedness of our consumption patterns, economic structures, and cultural...
April 16, 2017
Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect: Why Easter Still Matters
Easter butterfly-and-cross images can feel trite in the face of escalating military and ecological unrest....
April 12, 2017
Welcoming Children into God’s Creation: 4 Things You Can Do Now
The well-being of children and the well-being of God’s Creation are fundamentally linked. Here are...
April 11, 2017
EARTH DAY QUIZ: How Green is Your Church?
With Earth Day blooming on the horizon (April 22), it's time to take stock of...
April 07, 2017
17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher and Help Heal Our Planet
Imagine what your life would be like if you could be an EcoPreacher taking part...
April 06, 2017
2017 ECO-PREACHER EARTH DAY SERMON CONTEST!
The 2017 EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest is closed for this year. Congratulations to the...
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