Craft of Preaching

Pandemic, Race, and Environmental Justice

In my column two months ago, “Nature’s Warning,” I reflected on messages creation itself seems to be conveying through the outbreak of

Valuing What God Makes

Everyone knows, practically every day, the cost of a gallon of gasoline at the local pump. What we may not recognize so constantly are its hidden costs,

Defending What We Love

Last week at the public library in Evansville, Indiana, more than 125 people gathered for a program about building backyard bird habitats, complete with

Now It’s Up to Us

The future of environmental well-being seemed hopeful last year to many in faith communities, with the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato

Deity and Diet

Emphasis on food in many of this month’s readings underscores its centrality for human life both physical and spiritual. From Joel’s locust