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

October 19, 2018

On this fourth day of the 7-Day Vegan Challenge, I wrestle with the tension that arises when one person in a family chooses to eat vegan while the rest do not. Read more

October 18, 2018

If you’re sensing the rising political tension in your church and wondering how to navigate your sermons in the next few weeks (and years), this webinar at Backstory Preaching is for you.  Read more

October 16, 2018

A vegan breakfast gives me pause as I consider an ancient biblical prophecy that is eerily congruent with the climate siege now upon us. Read more

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