Category: Blog

When the Well Dries Up and Jesus Isn’t Born…

by O’neil Van Horn Guest Contributor It’s been three years since I moved from California, my beautiful, beloved home state, to New Jersey. I know… “Why?” (No, I did not lose a bet—a question I’ve been asked on more than one occasion.) This seemingly… Continue Reading “When the Well Dries Up and Jesus Isn’t Born…”

Indigenous Justice & Christian Faith: Land, Law, Language | February 18–22, 2019

[Artwork: Wowasake kin slolyapo wowahwala he e: Know the Power of Peace, Diptych icon of Black Elk by Robert Two Bulls, artist-in-residence at this year’s Bartimaeus Kinsler Institute.] This year’s Bartimaeus Kinsler Institute will consider the topic, “Indigenous Justice & Christian Faith: Land, Law, Language.” Held February… Continue Reading “Indigenous Justice & Christian Faith: Land, Law, Language | February 18–22, 2019”

Liberating Our Waters

by Lydia Wylie-Kellermann Guest Contributor One hot afternoon, my kids and I headed for Belle Isle, dressed in swim suits and looking for relief in the waters of the Detroit River. Cedar, who is now 2, immediately lay down at water’s edge, tummy in… Continue Reading “Liberating Our Waters”

Rooted & Grounded Conference | September 27–29, 2018

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, IN will hold its fourth annual Rooted & Grounded conference September 27–29, 2018. With keynote speakers Karenna Gore on Thursday, Valerie Bridgeman on Friday, and Randy Woodley on Saturday, the conference will be filled with conversations at… Continue Reading “Rooted & Grounded Conference | September 27–29, 2018”

Carnival de Resistance Photo Essay: reclaiming our sacred stories from Disney

Photos and article by Tim Nafziger, Watershed Discipleship Editorial Team Member Incorporating quotes curated by Jay Beck, Carnival de Resistance   Much of the landscape of America has been shaped by big brands. A strip mall in Boston is little different from one in… Continue Reading “Carnival de Resistance Photo Essay: reclaiming our sacred stories from Disney”

ReMembering for Life

by Sara Wolcott Guest Contributor “Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?” — Matthew 8:18, King James Version So much has been disMembered in our current United States society that when we come to the… Continue Reading “ReMembering for Life”

Counter Mapping: a decolonization tool

by Dave Pritchett Watershed Discipleship Editorial Team Member In my essay, “Watershed Discipleship in Babylon,” in the Watershed Discipleship anthology, I argued that the grid system is fundamentally opposed to the watershed. Where the watershed unites creatures within it by the hydrological cycle, the grid… Continue Reading “Counter Mapping: a decolonization tool”

Aloha ‘Aina: Reflections from the Eco-Stewards Program in Kailua, Hawai’i

Editor’s Note: The Eco-Stewards Program is entirely grassroots and is sustained by the grace of God in addition to the energy and passion of a handful of volunteer leaders. by Vickie Machado Watershed Discipleship Editorial Team Member This year’s Eco-Stewards trip was a new… Continue Reading “Aloha ‘Aina: Reflections from the Eco-Stewards Program in Kailua, Hawai’i”

Incarnate in Nazareth

Editor’s note: Sam Greenlee preached this sermon on January 14, 2018 at City Life Church in Midtown Sacramento, CA. by Sam Greenlee Guest Contributor The image in the meme above comes from The Lion King and shows Simba talking with his father, Mufasa. Mufasa… Continue Reading “Incarnate in Nazareth”

Christian Food Movement: an interview with Nurya Love Parish

by Cherice Bock and Nurya Love Parish In 2014, Rev. Nurya Love Parish began organizing a network she called the Christian Food Movement, and started a farm-based ministry called Plainsong Farm in Michigan. A former Unitarian Universalist and now Episcopal priest, Parish preached on… Continue Reading “Christian Food Movement: an interview with Nurya Love Parish”