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old white man in blue jeans and a long sleeved white shirt and baseball cap, swinging a scythe at flowering buckwheat

This is a question I’ve thought about a lot lately, because I’ve recently been reminded, by my daughter and one of her two daughters, that it’s much on the mind of younger generations these days. While those two key womenRead More →

book cover tree sculpture carved man with branches as arms

     In my day and in my particular Church tradition, thirteen-year-old Catechumens were routinely asked, among many other things, to memorize Martin Luther’s explanations of the Ten Commandments.  Even at such a relatively young age, I was struck byRead More →

Of course my wife, Laurel, and I had to see the much-heralded exhibit at Boston’s Gardner Museum in the fall of 2021, “Titian – Women, Myth, and Power.”  For the first time in 500 years (!!), this preeminent Renaissance artist’sRead More →

colorful stack of plastic milk crates

I have lately donated most of my ecotheology books to a theological library in England. I am pleased that these books have now found a new and more permanent home. Call this the pedagogy of fourteen boxes. Let me explain.Read More →

view of earth from space, blue oceans and green and brown land

For me, April 22, 2020 was not just the celebration of the first Earth Day fifty years ago, it also was a more parochial time to begin some ruminating. I published my first book in ecological theology the same yearRead More →

Pianist Jeremy Denk came to Boston recently to play Charles Ives. My wife and I have been following Jeremy for years. Never mind his international stature, his MacArthur Genius Award and the Avery Fisher Prize and many other professional achievements,Read More →

“A shoot shall come forth from the stump of Jesse…” (Is. 11:1) In front of our old farmhouse in southwestern Maine, I witnessed a sign from heaven this past summer. Several years ago, we called in a tree-man to cutRead More →

black and white photo of college age Hillary Clinton, white woman with light brown hair, pulled into a messy bun, wearing a black top with white collar

I’m writing to friends and family and other contacts to share one side of the story about one of our presidential candidates, which may not be familiar to many, at least in the terms that I know them.  A hundredRead More →