Disposing of Waste Responsibly

4.4 pounds of trash per day? Yes, that’s the amount an average person throws away. In addition to reducing that amount, disposing responsibly matters. Here are some suggestions. (Photo: Grant Hutchins, Creative Commons)

Creation Care Curriculum: Every Creature Singing

This spring while scheduling your Earth Day observance, plan to educate your church on how our decisions impact the one and only planet that God gave us to live on — and how we can care for creation! “Every Creature Singing” gives you a detailed 13-session lesson plan, as well as a teacher’s guide. Each lesson has Scripture, readings, discussion questions that focus on your neighborhood, and other resources. (Photo: George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Creative Commons)

Serving God, Saving the Planet Film Series & Study

Blessed Earth and Dr. Matthew Sleeth offer a twelve-part study series with two films “Hope for Creation” and “Hope for Humanity” designed to help disciples dig deeply into issues of creation care. Check it out here. (Photo: Michael 1952, Creative Commons)

Resolve to be Green in 2015

Creation care doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are five simple ways you can do a better job of caring for the earth. A little bit of effort goes a long way! (Photo Steve Snodgrass, Creative Commons)

Dream a Little Dream of Messiah

Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year One
Tell Joseph’s unlikely story of dreams, of decisions, and of righteous intentions. Invite us all to dream a little dream of Christmas—not of sugarplums and reindeer clatter but rather of peace, of justice, and of salvation. Set the stage for the real work of Christmas to begin. (Photo: Ted, Creative Commons)

O Lord, How Long…

Narrative Lectionary Reflection, Year 1, Week 11, November 30, 2014
Dear preacher, this Sunday calls for a prophetic word. As you hold your iPad or newspaper in one hand and your Bible in the other, there is clear between word and world. Can we really afford not to speak out? Can we in good conscience simply gloss over current events, perhaps only lifting up prayer petitions? (Photo: Nana B. Agyei, Creative Commons)

Confession and Forgiveness

Narrative Lectionary Reflection for October 19, 2014 (Year One)
This week’s lesson is a tough one. Here are some ideas for how to broaden the context from David’s specific sin to the various corporate sins and injustices of our own age and context. (Photo: Shawn Semmler, Creative Commons)

An App to Share Leftovers?

Want to be an even better steward of those church potlucks and coffee hours where there’s way too much food? There’s an app for that. Now you can use your mobile device to help prevent waste and reduce hunger in your community. (Photo: Ginny, Creative Commons)

What! No More Pledge Cards?

Ever wonder what might happen if your stewardship team or committee decided to ditch the annual pledge cards? Check out this short drama written by the Rev. E. Angela Emerson, Minister of Stewardship Development, The Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. (Photo: Richard Rutter, Creative Commons)

Real Losers

Second Sunday after Pentecost Year A Lectionary Reflection
June 22, 2014
Here’s the deal: this week’s lessons are not easy ones, but they contain tough words that we need to hear, ponder, and to which we must respond. Discipleship is not an easy lifestyle, but the rewards are everlasting and the promises are true. Speak the truth in love this week. (Photo: Jonny Hughes, Creative Commons)