ashes are the opposite of tombstones

Ash Wednesday | Texts: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 | This night is kind of a lot. It’s a time to return to God with all our hearts, says the prophet Joel. It is a time to lament together, which really means telling the truth about ourselves and our lives.


an easter sermon for earth day

Fourth Sunday of Easter | Texts: Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 | Today is Earth Day. This is an important day for the church to proclaim the promise of Easter. Today the scriptures give us the image of a shepherd God, a God whose vocation is to take care of the creatures, and to protect them from all harm...

a sermon on ecosystems

Fauna Sunday | Second Sunday in the Season of Creation | Texts: Job 39:1-8, Luke 12:22-31 | A few months ago I was walking in a labyrinth, taking each mindful step, allowing my mind to wander and wonder... when my eye caught this little fly sitting on a rock. I stopped (because I wasn’t really headed anywhere) and watched the fly for a while. When I looked closer I saw that its body was green and purple and shiny, its wings were translucent, and it was standing perfectly still...