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July 18, 2018
The Secret Speech of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 7
In this week’s devotional, “The Secret Speech of Trees,” we learn that trees can communicate...
July 11, 2018
Breathing Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, wk. 6
In this week’s devotional, “Breathing Trees,” we learn that there is a sacred exchange between...
June 27, 2018
Trees as Ancestors: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 4
Cherokee teach their children that trees contain the spirit of the ancestors. Who taught you...
June 20, 2018
The Sacredness of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 3
Most of us spend far more time sitting in the glow of a screen than...
June 13, 2018
The Gift of Trees – Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 2
This week's devotional focuses on the gift of trees. Matthew Sleeth provides a meaningful reflection...
June 12, 2018
Cedar Trees and Mustard Seeds – The Bible’s Arboretum
Let's take a walk through the arboretum of the Bible. From cedar trees to mustard...
June 11, 2018
God’s Creation, Human Responsibility – Conference on Christian-Muslim Relations
Hartford Seminary in Connecticut is hosting its annual Luce-Hartford Conference in Christian-Muslim Relations from June 18...
June 09, 2018
Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith – Devotional, Wk. 1
This 8-week interfaith devotional has been designed to encourage and uplift you as you connect...
June 08, 2018
Spreading the Gospel of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith
In Christianity, we talk about "spreading the gospel," gospel meaning 'good news' in Greek. Well, trees are...
April 25, 2018
Beyond Earth Day: 10 Ideas for Environmental Advocacy and Activism in Your Church
You’ve held an Earth Day service at your church to honor and celebrate God's Creation....
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 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,...
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 31, 2017
5 Steps for a Healthy Pastor, Congregation, and Planet
I realized I was a risk for my congregation. These 5 steps helped. Healthy pastor...
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...
November 03, 2017
The Reformation is Over: Long Live the Eco-Reformation!
The celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is over. Now what? It's...
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 10, 2017
Planet Earth’s Potsdam Declaration on Climate Change
Planet Earth is calling for the unconditional surrender of climate hostilities. Based on the Potsdam...
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 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 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...
April 29, 2017
Why Changing Light Bulbs May Be Hurting the Climate Movement
Ecological works righteousness is undermining our cause. What Martin Luther, the abolitionist movement, and science...
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...
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