“It’s tiny, it’s shiny, it’s beautiful, it’s home, and it’s fragile.”

A sermon on Climate Change, Apollo 11, Racism, the Christ Hymn, and Mary & Martha

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On Wolves, MLK, and the Trinity: Revealing the Image of God in Nature

This past Sunday was Trinity Sunday. In his first sermon as a newly ordained priest, ECN editor Nathan Empsall said that the Trinity shows us that all of nature, including humanity, is created in the image of God: The image of interconnection. A version of this sermon was delivered at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in... Continue Reading →

Mourning and Celebrating Notre Dame

Notre Dame is like the world's glaciers, forests, and species: The cathedral took centuries to create, its beauty connects us to God, and it feels like it will last forever. But as reporter Dave Roberts has noted, like the world's glaciers, forests, and species, even Gothic cathedrals can sustain massive damage in the blink of... Continue Reading →

Yes, we are dust: Stardust.

Today on Ash Wednesday, we are told, "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." At first glance, this is a humbling statement, an appropriate way to begin Lent, the season of penitence. The threats and damage of climate change remind those of us who live Western lifestyles that we certainly have... Continue Reading →

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