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November 27, 2018
The Climate Crisis is Coming and is Already Here. So is Jesus.
The climate crisis is upon us. This is an 'all hands on deck' moment for...
November 11, 2018
The Widow’s Mite? No, MIGHT! – Justice, Power, and the Widow
It’s time to rethink the story about 'the widow’s mite' in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke...
May 10, 2018
Sisters EMERGING from the Wilderness: Women of Color Leading the Church
The election of two female African American bishops in the ELCA may be a turning...
May 05, 2018
An Iconic Moment – ELCA Synod Elects First Female African-American Bishop
The Rev. Patricia Davenport has been elected as the first African-American female bishop in the...
March 31, 2018
The Stations of the Cross, a City Park, and Justice
Cold gray rain dripped down our hoods and umbrellas as the gathering of Christians moved...
January 07, 2018
‘In God We Trump’ – Film Review
Riveting and revealing, 'In God We Trump' helps us make sense of the baffling phenomenon...
December 31, 2017
5 Steps for a Healthy Pastor, Congregation, and Planet
I realized I was a risk for my congregation. These 5 steps helped. Healthy pastor...
December 06, 2017
#MeToo, #ChurchToo: The Church is Facing the Truth About Its Sexism
#MeToo, #ChurchToo: The #MeToo movement is beginning to well up within the Christian Church. We’re...
December 01, 2017
Words of Advice for Good Men: #MeToo Meet #YouToo
#MeToo meet #YouToo. Even good men are being shaken to their core by the daily...
November 02, 2017
Webinar: Preaching Controversial Issues
Want to preach prophetically without risking your position or pastoral relationships? This webinar offers practical...
September 04, 2017
Your Work Matters to God: A Christian Reflection for Labor Day
How can churches support people in their work? As we celebrate Labor Day, Martin Luther's...
August 21, 2017
Psalm 137: The Beautifully Dangerous Psalm
Psalm 137 is rarely ever used in worship. Why? Because it is a dangerous psalm....
August 19, 2017
How to Preach When You Are Afraid
Here’s the truth many clergy have shared with me – they're afraid to preach about...
August 15, 2017
8 Ways to Preach About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice – REVISED
Here are 8 ways to preach about Charlottesville by crafting a sermon that confronts the...
August 15, 2017
9 Reasons You Need to Preach about Charlottesville and White Supremacy
Are you hesitating to preach about Charlottesville, white supremacy, and racism? Here are 9 reasons...
August 02, 2017
7 Ways Your Church Can Support Your Female Pastor
Here are seven suggestions not just for avoiding insensitive sexist remarks, but for actively supporting...
July 31, 2017
Top 10 Things Never to Say to Your Female Pastor
So your church has a pastor – who just happens to be female. Congratulations! Here's...
July 16, 2017
Feed the Right Wolf: Preaching Eco-Resurrection in the Midst of Eco-Crucifixion
The climate crisis threatens us with despair. How do we 'feed the right wolf' and...
May 17, 2017
Preaching Martin Luther King’s “Drum Major Instinct” in the Trump Era
There is a way to preach about politics (literally, the concerns of the citizenry, the...
May 14, 2017
Inclusive and Expansive Mother’s Day Prayers
We pray for women who are mothers, either by birth, by adoption, or through foster...
April 28, 2017
Climate March: What Can A Person of Faith Do About Climate Change?
If you are a person of faith, you bring a much needed religious perspective to...
April 23, 2017
Is Earth Worth Dying For? A Reflection on the Earth Martyrs
The faithfulness of the Earth Martyrs shows us that because Earth is worth dying for,...
April 22, 2017
Religion and Science Can be Besties!: It’s Time for New Friendships
As citizens take part in the March for Science, I hope Christians will make it...
April 18, 2017
Falling Off the Bike: A Sermon for Earth Day
For this Earth Day sermon, an 11-year-old's ill-fated bike ride offers valuable lessons for this...
April 18, 2017
Why I’m Not Just Preaching About Earth on Earth Day
When I was a pastor I would place a pot of soil, a watering can,...
April 13, 2017
Competing Fractals: Good Friday and Saturday Vigil
What can the science of fractals - and the 80's movie The Dark Crystal -...
April 11, 2017
EARTH DAY QUIZ: How Green is Your Church?
With Earth Day blooming on the horizon (April 22), it's time to take stock of...
April 07, 2017
17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher and Help Heal Our Planet
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