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March 01, 2018
When We Make Guns the King: A Warning about Arming Teachers
Those calling for the arming of teachers – or any action that will put more...
January 07, 2018
‘In God We Trump’ – Film Review
Riveting and revealing, 'In God We Trump' helps us make sense of the baffling phenomenon...
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...
September 21, 2017
Interview with Jim Minick, author of ‘Fire is Your Water’
An interview with 'Fire is Your Water' novelist Jim Minick. A native of Pennsylvania, the...
September 20, 2017
Hymn: ‘Earth and All Kin’
A hymn for St. Francis Sunday, Blessing of the Animals, Earth Day, or any Sunday!...
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 02, 2017
7 Ways Your Church Can Support Your Female Pastor
Here are seven suggestions not just for avoiding insensitive sexist remarks, but for actively supporting...
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...
May 14, 2017
Inclusive and Expansive Mother’s Day Prayers
We pray for women who are mothers, either by birth, by adoption, or through foster...
May 14, 2017
The Case for Recognizing Mother’s Day in Church
Jesus showed us that by embracing women and the feminine aspect of God, we do...
May 07, 2017
When Psalm 23 Shepherded Me
Psalm 23, when we learn it by heart, can be the very presence of God...
May 01, 2017
How Can We Talk? Confessions of a Disillusioned Red-Cradle Christian
White Christian Trump Voters, I was one of you. But the results of the Christian...
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 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 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 13, 2017
Competing Fractals: Good Friday and Saturday Vigil
What can the science of fractals - and the 80's movie The Dark Crystal -...
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 06, 2017
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I am thrilled to announce that EcoPreacher is now on Patheos.com! This is my first...
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