Teaching Children about Creation… and Evolution

Progressive Christian Social Action Teaching Children about Creation… and Evolution I have a collection of children’s books about creation that I read to my grandchildren and to the Sunday school children in my church. Some of the books present the seven-day sequence from Genesis 1, with colorful pictures showing the emergence of light and dark, […]

Creation Crucified:  The Passion of the Earth

During Lent, Christians remember and grieve Jesus’ death at the hands of a murderous system that included official representatives, religious collaborators, a public that could be manipulated, and friends who betrayed, denied, or abandoned him.  We remember and grieve the countless others who have been executed over the years by similar systems of worldly power.  […]

Blessings of Creation

What beautiful Spring-like days we’ve been experiencing here in Nevada County.  I love taking walks with Guari on the path along the canals near our home. My life is so full–of people and things that I love, of challenges and opportunities for growth, of passion to share the good news that transformation is possible, for […]

Corporate Globalization and God’s Good Creation

I have contributed several times to Tikkun Daily, an Interfaith online blog.  I was recently invited to be one of their regular authors.  Here is what I wrote to introduce the topics I will cover: As a new Tikkun Daily author, this is an introduction to the themes I will cover in my postings to […]

Light in the Darkness of Climate Change

Sermon preached on August 16, 2021 at Nevada City United Methodist Church (sermon begins 30.44 minutes in) Humanity is facing a code red alert because of how much and how fast the planet is heating up, and most of the warming is unequivocally the result of human greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the message from the […]