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December 13, 2018
And on Earth – Peace: A Christmas Eve Ecological Reflection
What would it mean for peace to be not just on Earth, as if it...
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...
October 10, 2018
I Want Jesus to Let Me Off the Hook: The Rich Young Man and Me
I want Jesus to let me off the hook. Me and the rich young man. ...
September 09, 2018
Calling People Dogs: Juxtaposing Jesus and Trump
Calling people dogs seems to be common these days. But Jesus called a woman a...
August 04, 2018
Manna: Bread and Laughter in the Wilderness
In the midst of our wilderness places, God finds a way to insert a little...
June 24, 2018
What Child Would Jesus Cage? Christians Join Rally for Protecting Immigrant Families
What child would Jesus cage? For our seminary students, the rally for immigrant families was...
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...
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...
April 09, 2018
What Do We Do With a Doubting Thomas?
The story of Doubting Thomas is sometimes used to shame those who struggle with their...
April 03, 2018
Holy Humor Sunday – Ideas for Celebrating the ‘Easter Laugh’
What is Holy Humor Sunday? Here are suggestions for your congregation to celebrate God's sense...
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...
March 28, 2018
Three Workshops – Earth, Water, Air: Seeking an Eco-Resurrection
Three Workshops - Earth, Water, Air: Seeking an Eco-Resurrection DISCOVER a new perspective for engaging...
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...
March 05, 2018
Addictions and What Jesus Teaches Us About Casting Out Demons
The stories of Jesus confronting demons in the Gospel of Mark have something to teach...
January 14, 2018
To Understand Martin Luther King Jr., Read Howard Thurman
The sermons, essays, and speeches of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are a...
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 26, 2017
Watch Night with Simeon and Anna: Recommit to Racial Justice in 2018
As a white clergy person, I had to learn the history of the Watch Night...
December 23, 2017
Christmas Birthday: Letter to My Son, Born on Christmas Day
My son has a Christmas Birthday. I imagined Mary writing a letter to her son...
November 21, 2017
Rethinking Christ the King from the Ground Up
Christ the King locates himself not just in the heights of the heavens, but in...
September 29, 2017
Feast of St. Francis: Resurrection Sermon for an Earth-Kin Congregation
St. Francis Sunday is Oct. 4. Here is a sermon to spark your creativity for...
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...
July 27, 2017
Watching ‘Blade Runner’ (1982) in the Age of Black Lives Matter
'Blade Runner' takes on new meaning in the age of Black Lives Matter. How race,...
July 07, 2017
“God Camped Out With Us” – Sermon for a Church Camping Retreat
With our own tents in the background at our church camping retreat, John 1:14 took...
May 24, 2017
Jonah, Ninevites, and Climate Change: EcoPreacher Guest Sermon
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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 10, 2017
Jesus, Mother Hen: This is the God I Want to Worship
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