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May 24, 2022
Justice for Creation is Justice for People: Psalm 97
Ideas for reading and preaching Psalm 97 with an eye toward environmental justice and human...
March 07, 2022
Stars and Baby Chicks: God’s Promises in Genesis 15 and Luke 13
From the vastness of the cosmos to the tiny, vulnerable chicks, God’s promises both assure...
February 06, 2022
A Blessed Ecosystem of Faith: Psalm 1, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Luke 6:17-26
Create an ecosystem of faith! Both the psalmist and Jeremiah urge us to root ourselves...
January 18, 2022
God’s Creation PREACHES! Psalm 19 Links Nature and Torah
God’s Creation preaches? How can this be? We have to tune our eyes, ears, hearts,...
June 21, 2021
Composting Our Anger and Grief: Luke 13:1-9
Jesus's parable about a gardener composting to save a fruitless tree can teach us about...
September 01, 2020
September Mourn: Lament and Love Meet Covid19, Climate & Racism
Clinging to love and lament during this September Mourn, here are the words I want...
August 02, 2020
The Butterfly Effect – Harnessing the Wind of Tiny Wings
God is harnessing the wind of our tiny wings. We are part of a “butterfly effect”...
July 20, 2020
Finding Eden’s Forests in the Midst of COVID19
The forests of Kentucky offer my children and me a refuge of safety, beauty, and...
May 16, 2020
Green Ramadan, Green Muslims: Spotlight on Huda Alkaff
Ever heard of Green Ramadan? How about Green Muslims? Meet Huda Alkaff, a champion for...
April 26, 2020
10 Tips for Keeping Your Earth Day Resolutions
Earth Day Resolutions are a lot like New Year’s Resolutions – if you don’t put...
April 20, 2020
10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home
In the time of the coronavirus pandemic, here 10 ways to commemorate the 50th Anniversary...
February 29, 2020
Birds, Church, and Climate Change: Spotlight on Corina Newsome
Meet Corina Newsome, a black, millennial, Evangelical, zoologist/biologist whose work focuses on connecting faith, science,...
February 20, 2020
Creation-centered Spiritual Practices Focus Our Lenten Journey
For the Beauty of the Earth: A Lenten Devotional has spiritual practices that help us...
January 21, 2020
Creation-centered Lenten Devotional: For the Beauty of the Earth
Are you looking for a Creation-centered Lenten devotional? For the Beauty of the Earth helps your...
December 15, 2019
Flowers Preaching in the Desert – Isaiah 35:1-10
Isaiah 35 describes hope like a tiny purple crocus reaching out of the snow with...
January 14, 2019
From Eco-Crucifixion to Eco-Resurrection
Lexington Theological Seminary is now a Green Chalice seminary. We're striving to be part of...
July 26, 2018
Forest Therapy: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 8
Have you heard of 'forest therapy? Developed in Japan, the practice of walking in the...
July 18, 2018
The Secret Speech of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 7
In this week’s devotional, “The Secret Speech of Trees,” we learn that trees can communicate...
July 05, 2018
Preaching Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 5
In this week's devotional , 'Preaching Trees,' we learn that the trees are, in a...
June 27, 2018
Trees as Ancestors: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 4
Cherokee teach their children that trees contain the spirit of the ancestors. Who taught you...
June 20, 2018
The Sacredness of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 3
Most of us spend far more time sitting in the glow of a screen than...
June 13, 2018
The Gift of Trees – Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith, Wk. 2
This week's devotional focuses on the gift of trees. Matthew Sleeth provides a meaningful reflection...
June 12, 2018
Cedar Trees and Mustard Seeds – The Bible’s Arboretum
Let's take a walk through the arboretum of the Bible. From cedar trees to mustard...
June 09, 2018
Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith – Devotional, Wk. 1
This 8-week interfaith devotional has been designed to encourage and uplift you as you connect...
June 08, 2018
Spreading the Gospel of Trees: Healthy Trees, Healthy People, Healthy Faith
In Christianity, we talk about "spreading the gospel," gospel meaning 'good news' in Greek. Well, trees are...
April 18, 2018
Eco-Poetry for Earth Day
How serendipitous that Earth Month and National Poetry Month occupy April together. Here are some...
April 14, 2018
A Dozen Bible Passages for Preaching a Creation-Care Sermon
You’d like to preach a sermon about caring for God’s Creation in your congregation. But...
March 27, 2018
The Last Rhino, Good Friday, and the Preachers’ Silence
It was a Tuesday when 'Sudan,' the last male northern white rhino on the planet,...
March 24, 2018
Resurrection Sermon for an Earth-kin Congregation
This Resurrection sermon, originally preached at R.B. Winter State Park in Pennsylvania, in the outdoor...
March 17, 2018
More than Eco-Palms: Ecojustice and Palm Sunday
On Palm Sunday, thousands of churches will use sustainably-harvested palms in their worship services marking...
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