Tuesday Prayer

God of All Creation, Extreme heat is overtaking seasons usually filled with cool breezes And a multitude of tropical depressions are swirling in the Atlantic. I’m fairly certain your creation is groaning in labor pains But I know it won’t give birth to healthy fruit. Yes, someday your glory on that side of heaven will… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Confessing to Plants

This weekend was the Autumn Equinox in the northern hemisphere, that mid-point between the great exhalation of light between the summer and winter solstices, a time to honor balance and the gifts of both light and dark, so necessary for the flourishing of life. We honored the equinox with a simple ritual of giving thanks… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Spirit if God who hovered over the earth at the dawn of creation- Our environment is standing up to us. Python-like teeth of tornadoes are ripping into buildings. Waters keep rising as floods steal lands, massacre plant life, and leave our neighbors without homes. And yet, we keep living as if we make no impact.… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: The Cost of Environmental Disaster

The sky was blue with fluffy white clouds on this mild October day in Central Scotland. It was the calm after Storm Callum, which is still causing havoc in other parts of Scotland and the rest of the UK. Floods and landslides have caused death and destruction. Lives and livelihoods lie in ruin. The reported… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Climate – and Culture – Change

Did you notice the sea change? The climate change? The culture change? The water we drink, the air we breathe, our world, is increasingly polluted. And I don’t mean the climate change affecting (just) our water and air and world. I mean the change in our culture. The United States climate has taken a turn… Read More

Sunday Prayer: Your world is groaning

Holy One of Justice and Compassion, We come before you today, hearing your Word within the words and world around us. Your world is groaning, crying out in forsakenness. Bombings killing hundreds, Shootings terrorizing students and teachers and families and friends. Unbridled storms letting lose the flood waters, destroying communities, Chronic illness, untreated dis-eases shrivel… Read More