December 16, 2018

Spinning Michael Flynn’s lies as ‘entrapment’ reminded me of my own life lesson about honesty. This is a story about a bulldog, a leash, and an 80’s video game called ‘Pitfall.’ Read more

December 13, 2018

What would it mean for peace to be not just on Earth, as if it were just a stage for the human salvation drama, but actually within Earth? What would it mean for us to be partners with Earth in bringing about this peace? Read more

November 27, 2018

The climate crisis is upon us. This is an ‘all hands on deck’ moment for preachers. Our silence about climate and environmental issues is a form of theological malpractice that we must remedy. Read more

November 11, 2018

It’s time to rethink the story about ‘the widow’s mite’ in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4.  The widow is not meant to be an object lesson for our stewardship sermons. Read more

November 7, 2018

How are we supposed to be the church in a time like this? Here are 9 suggestions for being the church after the midterm elections. Read more

November 4, 2018

It’s time to bring our whole selves to this democracy. This means bringing our intellect, our emotions, our actions, and, yes, our faith and values to the ballot box – and beyond. Read more

November 3, 2018

If you are a person of faith, I remind you that it is your theological duty to vote on Nov. 6, and in every election. But on Wednesday Nov. 7, the real work begins, no matter the outcome of the midterms. Read more

October 29, 2018

During the 7-Day Vegan Challenge, I learned just how difficult it is to be an ethical eater in the U.S. But at the end of the week, I was surprised by a dollop of grace. Read more

October 22, 2018

I’ve discovered that judgment and guilt are ever-present during my 7-Day Vegan Challenge.  It’s understandable given the needless suffering of animals. Yet I wonder: what does grace look like for the ethical eater? Read more

October 21, 2018

This is Day Five of my week-long devotional for the 7-Day Vegan Challenge.  You can read about why I’ve undertaken this break from all animal products here.  Each day I’m posting a short devotional because my decision to go vegan is informed by my faith, my interpretation of the Bible, and my ecotheological ethics. On this fifth day of the challenge, I consider that “the unexamined meal is not worth eating.”  That may be true.  But my 7-Day Vegan Challenge has uncovered the… Read more

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