Category: Resources

A Sermon, A Poem, A Prayer? To Speak as Water

By Lydia Wylie-Kellermann Preached at Day House Detroit Catholic Worker, February 18, 2018 Originally posted on the Radical Discipleship blog Genesis 9:8-15 1Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15 Who am I? I am fierce and gentle. I am life and death. I am ancient and new. I…

Water in the Desert, and a Prayer for Migrants

by Katerina Friesen Watershed Discipleship Editorial Team In 2016, I walked 75 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border along with over 60 other people on The Migrant Trail, an annual walk to bear witness to the thousands of inhumane deaths that migrant sisters and brothers…

“Praise is a bodily function”: CAFOs, cows, and reconciliation of creation

What does it look like for creation to praise God? A recent post by Margaret B. Adam on the Creature Kind blog adapts a sermon she gave, which addresses this very question. She notes that “praise is a bodily function,” and that creatures sing…

Indigenous People’s Day

Today is increasingly being recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and in honor of that, we would like to share a few links about ways that people are working with the Indigenous people of their area through watershed discipleship. Christianity is about loving God, and…

“Becoming Unsettled” by Elaine Enns on Sojourners

An article by Elaine Enns is live now on Sojourners called “Becoming Unsettled.” In it, she tells the story of a region in Saskatchewan where she grew up, Stoney Knoll, a land that had been given to her Mennonite forebears by the Canadian government,…

RePlacing Church Podcast Interviews Ched Myers on Watershed Discipleship

Ben Katt of the RePlacing Church Podcast recently interviewed Ched Myers on the topic of watershed discipleship. They discussed the definition of a watershed, the importance of care for one’s watershed as an act of Christian faithfulness, Myers’ own work in the Ventura River Watershed…

Coming into the Watershed – Facebook roundup 11/17

Interesting recent posts from the Coming Into the Watershed Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/watersheddiscipleship/): Mike Little posted about Potawatomi and Indigenous peoples are taking the lead in addressing climate change: http://www.potawatomi.org/news/top-stories/1855-potawatomi-and-indigenous-peoples-take-the-lead-in-addressing-climate-change Bill Wylie-Kellermann let us know about Ryan Camero who is working with Restore the Delta, a grassroots group…

Identity, Theology and Place: Reinhabiting the Mississippi Watershed

Audio from all the talks at the recent Fall 2016 Bartimaeus Institute: Identity, Theology and Place: Reinhabiting the Mississippi Watershed in Minneapolis, MN are available on the Church of All Nations website: http://www.cando.org/2015-conference-recordings/

Watershed Now NC

Rev. Stuart Taylor is a longtime friend; he collaborated with me on “Say to This Mountain: Mark’s Story of Discipleship” (Orbis, 1994). A year and a half ago he participated in a week long workshop I led in Asheville, NC, not far from where…

Preaching Watershed Discipleship in Kalamazoo, Michigan

This post first appeared on Churchwork and was titled A great Earth Day sermon. Earth Day sermons are hard. I didn’t preach one this year, even though I was preaching on a Sunday close to Earth Day and care for the earth is close to my…