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July 26, 2018
Forest Therapy: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 8
Have you heard of 'forest therapy? Developed in Japan, the practice of walking in the...
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 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 18, 2018
How to ‘Be Church’ in an Online Seminary: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Community
How an online seminary's Earth Day event in an office complex created community and redefined...
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...
June 07, 2018
We Intend to Be Heard: Poor People’s Campaign Denied Access in Kentucky
June 4 marks the first time a Poor People's Campaign group was denied entrance into...
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...
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