Why Are Christians so Bad on the Environment Issue? Because We Have No Spirituality of Creation

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This was originally the sermon I preached at Redemption Church on September 21, 2014. It has been edited into a long-form essay here. If you are a pastor, feel free to copy and use any of this.   SHIFT: From Exploitation to Stewardship The Catholic theologian Ronald Rolheiser says that to be human is to live [Read More...]

Being Pulled Through the Knothole: David Brooks on Paradox & Presence

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There’s a phrase used to describe the experience of intense or traumatic life events that leave us forever changed. “Being pulled through the knothole,” means going through a situation so singularly intense that many of the beliefs and assumptions we clung to before we were pulled through the knothole, simply fall away when we get [Read More...]

Spiritual but Not Religious – Or Just Lazy?

I read this today and thought it looked pretty interesting… I might have to use some of my amazon.com-cred to get this one: From Religion Dispatches: The Reverend Lillian Daniel’s latest book, When “Spiritual But Not Religious” Is Not Enough, will not disappoint readers who have come to enjoy her self-deprecating humor, her theological insights, and [Read More...]

Lent: Learning to See In the Dark

I cannot think of Lent w/out thinking of this scene from Apollo 13. Our culture can sell us a million different ways to keep the lights on. It takes a practice like Lent to teach us how to switch them off so that we can learn to see in the dark – even if it [Read More...]


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