Planting hope. Growing community.

“I didn’t think it would really be possible,” one tree-planter commented, incredulous and smiling.  “I really didn’t.”  Rain dripped down his rain jacket hood and on to his face.  But even the constant rain didn’t dampen his...

The Participatory Universe

What does it mean to be made in the image of God? I have been thinking about this a lot lately.According to Genesis 1 where that concept is found, God speaks and the world comes into being. Then God blesses, and multiplies. And the world grows in richness, depth and...

The Peace Forest

There I sat at a conference table with Betsy, Saba, Fatuma, Monir and Jeanette. We were not your typical tree-hugger types.  Three of us are Muslim, one is a cradle Christian, one is a former Evangelical Christian with New Thought leanings, and me, well I’m a...