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

October 15, 2018

One square mile of forest was spared just from one day eating vegan. On this second day of the 7-Day Vegan Challenge, I make the connection between deforestation, the animal industry, and the woods of my youth. Read more

October 14, 2018

In the beginning . . . we were vegan.  Apparently God’s original intention for humanity was not to eat meat. God did not butcher an animal and invite Adam and Eve to a barbeque in the garden.  Their diet was plant-based. Read more

October 13, 2018

I’m starting the 7-Day Vegan Challenge tomorrow.  A week without any animal products in my diet.  What will I miss?  How will it benefit the planet? Read more

October 10, 2018

I want Jesus to let me off the hook.  Me and the rich young man.  But he won’t. “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21). Read more

October 6, 2018

Yes, the bad guys are winning. But for my son and daughter, for my students, for those who continue to fight the good fight, I will continue to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in the face of tyranny.  Read more

October 5, 2018

This sermon is part of Phil Snider’s important new anthology of 30 sermons entitled “Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice & Solidarity” (Chalice Press). Read more

October 1, 2018

We had talked about the Kavanaugh case all day. ‘This is weird to talk about, Mom,’ my son said at one point. ‘But I need to know this stuff.’ Indeed. Awkwardness is okay. Silence is not. Read more

September 9, 2018

Calling people dogs seems to be common these days. But Jesus called a woman a dog.  Why can’t the president? Why can’t we?  What’s the difference?  Careful study of this text from Mark 7:25 – 30 shows us that there is a huge difference. Read more

September 2, 2018

A sermon on what Aretha Franklin and John McCain have taught us about what it means to build a legacy of honor, respect, service, and ethical behavior. Read more

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