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Child walking in garden
Theology and Interpretation
Gardens Alive

Where I live, it’s time to plant summer vegetables. The fig trees, eager to awaken early, have [...]

frost pattern on glass
Theology and Interpretation
Spring Redemption

As I write in February, awaiting spring, Easter, and Earth Day (April 22), outside it is 18 [...]

snowy trees in forest with sunlight
Theology and Interpretation
Contemplating COVID Winter

In Texas where I grew up we didn’t bother much with winter. The year’s seasons [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Seeing Nature through Children’s Eyes

Last Christmas my son, a school principal in Miami, announced [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Pandemic, Race, and Environmental Justice

In my column two months ago, “Nature’s Warning,” I reflected [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Nature’s Warning

I live in Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky. Since mid-March, Kentucky’s governor Andy Beshear has offered an update [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Recognize (and Protect) Everyday Miracles

How about giving up discontent for Lent? There’s a complaint [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Practicing Gratitude

Searching for Christmas gifts for the youngest members of our family, I came across a “gratitude journal,” [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Imagining Leadership

Isaiah 11 (December 8) imagines several qualities of wise leadership: wisdom and understanding, council (or strategic thinking) [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Learning to Pay Attention

This summer I taught a week-long continuing education course for pastors on scripture and ecology. [...]