December 5, 2019

“You brood of vipers!”  This year in the midst of the impeachment hearings, we hear the words of John the Baptist knowing that a brood of vipers is running our country. Text: Matthew 3:1-12 We’re a few weeks away from Christmas and some of us are feeling pretty good about ourselves. Most people I’ve talked to have at least started on their Christmas decorations and shopping. This is the time of year when people are willing to open up their… Read more

December 1, 2019

Rev. Fred Small invites us to imagine the child affected by the climate crisis and how we might act now to create a better future for all children. Read more

November 29, 2019

A sermon on Matthew 24:36-44 can explore the image of the church as an “ark” offering refuge and safety in the midst of cataclysmic climate change. Read more

November 28, 2019

When it comes to the climate crisis, Tink Tinker reminds us we cannot appropriate hope or despair from those we have brutally colonized and continue to oppress. Read more

November 27, 2019

Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis has 28 short essays that are perfect for reading a chapter a day through the season of Advent. Read more

November 24, 2019

On Christ the King Sunday, we experience the cosmic juxtaposition.  Right there wedged in the divide, Jesus shows us that even our most vehement critics and enemies need healing, need nourishment, need prayer, need forgiveness. Read more

November 22, 2019

I’m excited to announce the publication of Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield)! I am grateful to my wonderful co-editor Margaret Bullitt-Jonas who has partnered with me on this project for more than two years.  Margaret is is an Episcopal priest, author, and climate activist serving as missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ. We are also honored that Mary Evelyn Tucker & Bill… Read more

November 19, 2019

Theologian Sallie McFague has died at the age of 86.  Her body of work has inspired me as a preacher and teacher, as an ecofeminist, and as an author.  Read more

November 17, 2019

What is it like for pastors preaching in Trump’s shadow? And what guidance can the Gospel of Luke give us? Read more

November 3, 2019

Whether it’s the Demogorgon of Stranger Things or the beast with ten horns in the book of Daniel, we need these stories about monsters. They teach us something important about how to deal with the evil around us. Read more

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