Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature

Spending time outdoors, in the natural world, is a time-honored part of Christian spirituality.  We feel refreshed, we are able to put our problems in better perspective, and we are able to find peace in places with birds (instead of tweets) chirping.  We know that Jesus, Moses, and other major figures in scripture spent time … More Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature

Climate Change: Doing Something About It Is Right Under Your Nose

Climate change seems like one big, monstrous, global problem with no easy answers. But let’s step back and look at what caused climate change: consumerism– an ever- increasing demand for more and more and more consumer goods, along with the waste incurred in both the production and disposal of all our “stuff.” … More Climate Change: Doing Something About It Is Right Under Your Nose

Considering Birds & Lilies – An Excerpt from my new book

My new book, Considering Birds & Lilies, is now available in paperback and Kindle editions at this link: http://amzn.to/2rjWSnU. “The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.” From “God’s Garden,” Dorothy Frances Gurney How many of … More Considering Birds & Lilies – An Excerpt from my new book

Spirituality in the Wilderness – A Practice of Early Christianity, More Relevant Now Than Ever Before

In my book Wild Faith, I encourage people to get out in the woods to work on their spiritual lives.  Seemingly, this is a rather new idea.  In my years of teaching Christian formation, most programs I encountered involved “programs” set up inside church buildings.  With the exception of church camp programs, the idea of … More Spirituality in the Wilderness – A Practice of Early Christianity, More Relevant Now Than Ever Before