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Theology and Interpretation
Learning to Pay Attention

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

Theology and Interpretation
Change Is Possible and Needed

While the opportunities Scripture offers to speak directly of the beauty, power, and needs of [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Earth Day is Easter Monday

This coming April 22, 2019, is the fiftieth year of celebrating Earth Day, which began [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Illumination, Revelation, Transformation

Since Lent does not begin until March 2019, the season [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Small Thing, Abundant Growth

One of our sons-in-law works in plant pathology. Recently he took us to visit the [...]

Theology and Interpretation
God’s Open Hand

Several weeks of Gospel texts this summer read John 6, beginning with the story of Jesus’ feeding [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Psalms that Reflect on Human Life

Three truths about humans living within a wider created world [...]

Theology and Interpretation
People Get It, but Need Leadership

I recently returned from a weekend in a large Presbyterian [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Creation Care and Kilowatt Hours

Recently I was asked to speak in a church in [...]

Theology and Interpretation
Hearing Both Cries

The Bible’s sensitivity not only to the natural world but to economic justice for the lowly is [...]