St. Francis Day: A Worship Song Contest and a Resource

This comes from our friends at the Humane Society Faith Outreach!  With St. Francis Day coming, they have organized a couple of opportunities for church leaders to get plugged into. 1) Resouce St. Francis Day in a Box is a great resource for church leaders.  Only costs $15… and believe me, you get way more [Read More...]

The Nonviolence of the Kingdom… Towards Animals (Ben DeVries)

In Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, Joshua Wolf Shenk mentions an aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood which I recognized in my own early development, an innate sensitivity.  Shenk adds that this sensitivity extended beyond the realm of solely human interest: He also took up a popular cause among sensitive [Read More...]

The Farmer Who Changed His Mind!

Here’s a wonderful video by the folks at Chipotle that illustrates an important point about how we treat animals in the farming industry… [Read more...]

The “God” of the Gut – Animals, Faith, & Gluttony

Jesus fished with his disciples.  Jesus multiplied a few fish into enough to feed a village.  Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, fell into a trance in which God said: “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat” (Acts 10.13).  The New Testament stories about the present time, not only give permission to kill and eat animals, [Read More...]