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July 05, 2018
Preaching Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 5
In this week's devotional , 'Preaching Trees,' we learn that the trees are, in a...
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...
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 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 05, 2018
Addictions and What Jesus Teaches Us About Casting Out Demons
The stories of Jesus confronting demons in the Gospel of Mark have something to teach...
December 18, 2017
Mary, Pondering and God-bearing: Part One
Mary ponders. She’s a thinking, feeling, turning-things-over-in-her-mind kind of gal. I like those qualities in...
November 23, 2017
Learning to Welcome the Dark: Advent 1
This Advent season, spend some time with darkness, even if it scares you a little....
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 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 02, 2017
Webinar: Preaching Controversial Issues
Want to preach prophetically without risking your position or pastoral relationships? This webinar offers practical...
October 27, 2017
The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty – A Preacher’s Review
When is the last time you preached - or heard - a sermon about the...
October 18, 2017
Preaching Across Divides: Purple Zone Strategies for Pulpit and Public Square
Ecclesio.com invited me to contribute an essay for their week of conversations around the theme...
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 19, 2017
How to Preach When You Are Afraid
Here’s the truth many clergy have shared with me – they're afraid to preach about...
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 30, 2017
Book Review: Preaching the Women of the Old Testament
Ever heard of Achsah? The Daughters of Zelophehad? Rizpah? Think you know the story of...
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...
June 27, 2017
Guest Sermon: “Redemption” by Rachel Schade (age 14)
Poetry and scripture help a 14-year-old to understand the concept of redemption and what it...
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 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...
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 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
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 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 10, 2017
Those Who Wash: The Divine Disorientation of Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday disorients us. On purpose. Think of the implications of what Jesus was doing....
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...
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