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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 26, 2017
Watch Night with Simeon and Anna: Recommit to Racial Justice in 2018
As a white clergy person, I had to learn the history of the Watch Night...
December 23, 2017
Christmas Birthday: Letter to My Son, Born on Christmas Day
My son has a Christmas Birthday. I imagined Mary writing a letter to her son...
December 22, 2017
Mary Ponders: Part Two, A Christmas Reflection
Mary ponders. It is not just Mary’s body that has brought together heaven and earth,...
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 18, 2017
Gratitude is More than Skin Deep: Thanksgiving Sermon
Who is the most grateful person you know? This Thanksgiving sermon encourages you to pivot...
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...
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 26, 2017
Shoes in the Vineyard: Immigration and Jesus’ Parable
How Jesus' parable about the workers in the vineyard has shaped my perspective about immigration,...
September 03, 2017
Write a Different Ending: Phineas and the ‘Butter Battle’
As nuclear tensions mount and fears compound, a little known story from the book of...
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 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...
August 14, 2017
The Harp Sermon: A Response to Charlottesville and Racial Hatred
The Harp Sermon: What St. Paul - and playing the harp - have taught me...
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 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...
July 06, 2017
Receiving the Right Yoke: A Sermon on Burdens and Stress
Matthew 11:25 - 30 speaks about rest and taking Jesus' yoke. Why is Jesus giving...
June 28, 2017
Abraham and Isaac, Guns and God
I want to have faith like Abraham had. But I want it to be faith...
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...
June 23, 2017
Preaching Hagar and Ishmael when Philando is on Screen
The story of Hagar and Ishmael holds up a mirror to ourselves while our screens...
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...
June 01, 2017
La Lengua de Dios: Pentecost and the Language of God
I had a memorable encounter around language last year working the concession stand at my...
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...
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