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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....
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 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,...
March 24, 2018
Resurrection Sermon for an Earth-kin Congregation
This Resurrection sermon, originally preached at R.B. Winter State Park in Pennsylvania, in the outdoor...
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 23, 2018
Include Mother Earth in the #MeToo Movement: “Don’t Frack Your Mother”
The #MeToo movement has shown us that there are consequences for violating women. When it...
December 27, 2017
9 Reasons ‘Trumpy Bear’ is a Sham: The Cuddlefication of a Despot
Is 'Trumpy Bear' for real? Unfortunately, yes. Let’s dissect this propaganda bear with 9 reasons...
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...
May 28, 2017
Rebuilding the Temple . . . of Earth: EcoPreacher Guest Sermon
Ronda Sloan is a lay preacher and elder in the Disciples of Christ Christian Church...
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...
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 22, 2017
Religion and Science Can be Besties!: It’s Time for New Friendships
As citizens take part in the March for Science, I hope Christians will make it...
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....
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