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All of the back issues of Notes are available in the chronological list in the left column below. The right column has several topical index listings.

Chronological index

April, 2014
4/18/14 - Acting in Faith: Persistence
4/11/14 - Acting in Faith: Language
4/4/14 - Acting in Faith: Building Community

March, 2014
3/28/14 - Acting in Faith: Education
3/21/14 - Acting in Faith: Finances
3/14/14 - Acting in Faith: Public Witness
3/7/14 - Acting in Faith: Activism

February, 2014
2/28/14 - Trade Deal is an Eco-Justice Failure
2/21/14 - WMDs and Climate
2/14/14 - Driving on Ice
2/7/14 - Doom and Gloom, Old and New

January, 2014
1/31/14 - Our Children's Children
1/24/14 - Different from Dr. King
1/17/14 - Taking On the Big Questions
1/10/14 - Learning from Asbestos
1/3/14 - Changing Light Bulbs -- Big Time

December, 2013
12/27/13 - A Single Year
12/20/13 - The Light Doesn't Negotiate
12/13/13 - Stardust and a Stable
12/6/13 - What Are We Waiting For?

November, 2013
11/22/13 - UN Failures and Local Hope
11/15/13 - Fasting -- Personal and Public
11/8/13 - Love Your Neighbor
11/1/13 - Pearls Before Swine

October, 2013
10/25/13 - What Do You See?
10/18/13 - The Rule of Five
10/11/13 - Grocery Bags, Power Plants and Waste
10/4/13 - The Ethics of Compromise

September, 2013
9/27/13 - A Fixation on Freedom
9/20/13 - Floods of Biblical Proportions
9/13/13 - Essential Secular Coalitions
9/60/13 - Not Idiots

August, 2013
8/30/13 - Foundations of a Minimum Wage
8/23/13 - Called by Name
8/16/13 - Lessons from Cuba
8/9/13 - Benefits and Barriers
8/2/13 - Not So Big

July, 2013
7/26/13 - The Mission of the Church
7/19/13 - Rootworms vs. the Modern Mindset
7/12/13 - The Most Ecological Psalm
7/5/13 - Independence and Interdependence

June, 2013
6/28/13 - We Need to Act
6/21/13 - Once in a Lifetime
6/14/13 - Circles and Lines
6/7/13 - Why Save the Planet?

May, 2013
5/31/13 - Use Only What You Need
5/24/13 - 400 and Rising
5/17/13 - Confused Languages, Scattered People
5/10/13 - The Wolf and the Lamb
5/3/13 - What Would Jesus Divest?

April, 2013
4/26/13 - Astonishingly Different Beliefs
4/19/13 - Pictures of Peril
4/12/13 - Imagination vs. Inevitability
4/5/13 - Bridge to Nowhere

March, 2013
3/29/13 - Worship and Joy
3/22/13 - Worship and Commitment
3/15/13 - Worship and Imagination
3/8/13 - Worship and Confession
3/1/13 - Worship and Lament

February, 2013
2/22/13 - Worship and Listening
2/15/13 - Worship and Awe
2/8/13 - Evolution and Progress
2/1/13 - Look Me in the Eye

January, 2013
1/25/13 - I Do Not Believe
1/18/13 - Recipe for Exploitation
1/11/13 - Then They Fight You
1/4/13 - Pray for the Rain Forest

December, 2012
12/28/12 - What Kind of World
12/21/12 - Political Will
12/14/12 - The Magnificat
12/7/12 - Truth Ignores Power

November, 2012
11/30/12 - Advent and the Realm of God
11/16/12 - Gratitude and Transformation
11/9/12 - Purple Passions
11/2/12 - Sandy and Resilience

October, 2012
10/26/12 - Faith Voters
10/19/12 - Binders Full of Nature
10/12/12 - Many Gifts for Social Change
10/5/12 - From the Fringe of the Debate

September, 2012
9/28/12 - Energy Interdependence
9/21/12 - Undeniable, at last
9/14/12 - None of the Above
9/7/12 - 'Fair and Balanced' for Churches

August, 2012
8/31/12 - Proverbial Wisdom
8/24/12 - Fracking Ethics 319
8/17/12 - Fracking Ethics 101
8/10/12 - You Didn't Build That
8/3/12 - A Workable Alternative for the Future?

July, 2012
7/27/12 - Three Numbers for a Moral Movement
7/20/12 - A Frightening Fundamentalism
7/13/12 - Greed and the Market Society
7/6/12 - Praying for Rain

June, 2012
6/29/12 - Rio: Who's In Charge?
6/22/12 - Do-Be-Do-Be-Do
6/15/12 - Stating the Obvious
6/8/12 - Gut Reactions
6/1/12 - Pointed Stories

May, 2012
5/25/12 - Packing Light
5/18/12 - The Creation Is Groaning
5/11/12 - The Ministry of Reconciliation
5/4/12 - Scrounging for the Dregs

April, 2012
4/27/12 - Teaching and Selling
4/20/12 - 6 Stages of Environmental Engagement
4/13/12 - Wacky Weather and Climate
4/6/12 - Hope and Jesus

March, 2012
3/30/12 - Hope and Enticing Expectation
3/23/12 - Hope and Sabbath
3/16/12 - Hope and a Long View
3/9/12 - Hope and Resistance
3/2/12 - Hope and Commitment

February, 2012
2/24/12 - Hope and Community
2/17/12 - LEDs, Lent and Palms
2/10/12 - Sacred
2/3/12 - Snow Day!

January, 2012
1/27/12 - Prophetic Consequences
1/20/12 - Corporate Personhood?
1/13/12 - Gradual Good News
1/6/12 - Like a Business

December, 2011
12/30/11 - Conflicts About Calendars
12/23/11 - Christmas is Subversive
12/16/11 - From the Margins
12/9/11 - Durban and Hope
12/2/11 - Insights from Outsiders

November, 2011
11/18/11 - Thanks for the Octopus
11/11/11 - Incinerate the Earth
11/4/11 - A Hymn that Make Me Gag

October, 2011
10/28/11 - Seven Billion and Rising
10/21/11 - A Demand for the Occupy Movement
10/14/11 - Affirming Stewardship
10/7/11 - Progress-ive Values

September, 2011
9/3/011 - Empowering Lessons from Kenya
9/23/11 - First Class Advice
9/16/11 - Transformation Happens
9/9/11 - 9/11 & the Same Old World
9/2/11 - CEO Pay Is More than Enough

August, 2011
8/26/11 - Tomato Time -- a call to witness
8/19/11 - Audit Your Church
8/12/11 - Subordinate Clause
8/5/11 - The Crisis of Canadian Gunk

July, 2011
7/29/11 - False Religion and Conversion
7/22/11 - Blessing All the Animals
7/15/11 - Good News for the Poor
7/8/11 - Debt Is Not the Issue
7/1/11 - Patriots

June, 2011
6/24/11 - Dangerous Territory
6/17/11 - Hopeful News from the Ranch
6/10/11 - Never Good Enough
6/3/11 - The Prodigal Son

May, 2011
5/27/11 - Balaam's Ass
5/20/11 - Dominion: a challenge for preachers
5/13/11 - Faith Like a Mountain
5/6/11 - Debt Crisis

April, 2011
4/29/11 - People Powered
4/22/11 - What Is Truth?
4/15/11 - Damaged, Depleted, Destabilized
4/8/11 - Spaceship Earth
4/1/11 - A Relational World

March, 2011
3/25/11 - On the Other Hand
3/18/11 - We All Suffer Together
3/11/11 - I Believe in Physics
3/4/11 - Lenten Disciplines

February, 2011
2/25/11 - Wrestling with Regulation
2/18/11 - Pollution! Pollution!
2/11/11 - Entitlement
2/4/11 - Saying Goodbye

January, 2011
1/28/11 - Change and Conflict
1/21/11 - Risk and Disobedience
1/14/11 - Liberation Theology for Earth
1/7/11 - Rich and Fullfilling

December, 2010
12/30/10 - A Single Year
12/23/10 - Christmas Critters
12/17/10 - All Dogs Go to Heaven
12/10/10 - The Art of the Possible
12/3/10 - Which Christmas?

November, 2010
11/19/10 - Ecological Thanksgiving
11/12/10 - Will God Save Us?
11/5/10 - Theological Activism

October, 2010
10/29/10 - Get Out The Vote
10/22/10 - Your Class Is Too Small
10/15/10 - Naming the Trees
10/8/10 - Powerful Symbolism
10/1/10 - Go to Work on 10/10/10

September, 2010
9/24/10 - Forgotten Foundations
9/17/10 - The Utterly Insensitive Jerk
9/10/10 - Fire in the Foothills
9/3/10 - Labor Day and Eco-Justice

August, 2010
8/27/10 - Ashes, Ashes -- act right now
8/20/10 - Short Stories
8/13/10 - Renew Your Church
8/6/10 - Out of Intensive Care

July, 2010
7/30/10 - Jesus and the Climate Bill
7/23/10 - Summer Reading
7/16/10 - Story-Tellers
7/9/10 - Heat Waves and Truth
7/2/10 - The Common Good

June, 2010
6/25/10 - Gulf Spill Lies
6/18/10 - Plumbing Problems in Eden
6/11/10 - The Wombat
6/4/10 - Deepwater Failure

May, 2010
5/28/10 - Recycle Your Lawn
5/21/10 - Beauty is Restored
5/14/10 - Babel, Pentecost, and Us
5/7/10 - NIMBY or NOPE

April, 2010
4/30/10 - Unacceptable Risk in the Gulf
4/23/10 - Eyjafjallajokull
4/16/10 - Earth Day at 40
4/9/10 - Variations on a Theme
4/2/10 - Fools!

March, 2010
3/26/10 - Keeping Jobs in Balance
3/19/10 - Think Outside the Bottle
3/12/10 - All Nature Sings
3/5/10 - Bluefin Blues

February, 2010
2/26/10 - Refresher Course
2/19/10 - Surface and Systems
2/12/10 - The Case of the Vanishing Vultures
2/5/10 - Paying the Dues

January, 2010
1/29/10 - Choices from an Illusion
1/22/10 - Jesus Gets Angry
1/15/10 - Haiti -- We Will Not Fear
1/8/10 - Miss Rumphius

December, 2009
12/18/09 - Come Back to Me
12/11/09 - Do Not Be Afraid
12/4/09 - Not Wishful Thinking

November, 2009
11/20/09 - Power and Privilege
11/13/09 - Coalitions and Constituencies
11/6/09 - The Chicken and the Egg

October, 2009
10/30/09 - Spinning Our Wheels
10/23/09 - Pray for Us
10/16/09 - Open to Awe
10/9/09 - Follow the Leaders
10/2/09 - From the Whirlwind

September, 2009
9/25/09 - Quantifying Our Values
9/18/09 - Attitude of Gratitude
9/11/09 - Sacrifice
9/4/09 - Too Many Choices

August, 2009
8/28/09 - Compelled to Act
8/21/09 - Eco-Justice and Health Care
8/14/09 - 350 -- Falling In Love Again
8/7/09 - Once in a Lifetime

July, 2009
7/31/09 - Baby Food
7/24/09 - Hostage to Ads
7/17/09 - A Tiny Taste of Wilderness
7/10/09 - Come to the Table
7/3/09 - A Revolutionary Pledge

June, 2009
6/26/09 - Creation Stories
6/24/09 - Keep Waxman-Markey Alive (Special issue)
6/19/09 - The Ice Is Melting
6/12/09 - Unsustainable Growth
6/5/09 - Repent and Invent

May, 2009
5/29/09 - Pentecostal Pourings
5/22/09 - How Shall We Act?
5/15/09 - Deeper than the Headlines
5/8/09 - Not Idiots
5/1/09 - A Million Voices

April, 2009
4/24/09 - Ecological Spirituality
4/17/09 - Breaking Even is not Enough
4/10/09 - For Your Friends
4/3/09 - Locating the Problem

March, 2009
3/27/09 - Building on the Foundations
3/20/09 - Limits & Abundance
3/13/09 - Be Transformed
3/6/09 - The Whole Truth

February, 2009
2/27/09 - Mission Statement
2/20/09 - Eco-Palms
2/13/09 - It's a Sign!
2/6/09 - Wanted: Green Jobs

January, 2009
1/30/09 - Not What We Wanted
1/23/09 - I Have a Dream
1/16/09 - Transitions
1/9/09 - Greening the Stimulus

December, 2008
12/19/08 - The Chosen Ones
12/12/08 - Stop and Reflect
12/5/08 - The Magnificat

November, 2008
11/21/08 - Dull, Deaf and Blind
11/14/08 - All About Relationships
11/7/08 - Yes We Can

October, 2008
10/31/08 - For All the Saints
10/24/08 - The Election Question
10/17/08 - Commitment or Convenience?
10/10/08 - The Courage to Grieve
10/2/08 - The Great Economic Crisis

September, 2008
9/26/08 - Neither Cold nor Hot
9/19/08 - Affirming Stewardship
9/12/08 - Homeland Security
9/5/08 - Just Trust Us

August, 2008
8/29/08 - The Dems in Denver
8/22/08 - Questioning The System
8/15/08 - Necessary and Sufficient
8/8/08 - Unconscionable Compliance
8/1/08 - Time for That Stuff

July, 2008
7/25/08 - A Glaring Silence
7/18/08 - A Variety of Voices at the DNC
7/11/08 - Fair Is Hard to Find
7/4/08 - The Role of Government

June, 2008
6/27/08 - Good People, Bad Choices
6/20/08 - Remarkable Shifts on Energy
6/13/08 - Oil Ethics
6/6/08 - The Climate Bill, 2009

May, 2008
5/30/08 - Rate of Change
5/23/08 - Critiquing the Conservatives
5/16/08 - Change Lanes or Chage Direction?
5/9/08 - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
5/2/08 - Gas Tax Holiday

April, 2008
4/25/08 - Make It Real
4/18/08 - Thou Shalt Not Exploit
4/11/08 - Dumpster Diving at Church
4/4/08 - No Services

March, 2008
3/28/08 - Acknowledging Dominion
3/21/08 - The Mind of Christ
3/14/08 - After the Palms
3/7/08 - Affirming Leadership

February, 2008
2/29/08 - Circles and Lines
2/22/08 - Only a Symptom
2/15/08 - Shake the Bottle
2/8/08 - Work, Work, Work
2/1/08 - Will They Hate You?

January, 2008
1/25/08 - Bright Ideas
1/18/08 - Beloved Community
1/11/08 - Worthwhile Travel
1/4/08 - Wild Life

December, 2007
12/28/07 - Sins of Omission
12/21/07 - Peace on Earth
12/14/07 - A Symbol of Your Love
12/7/07 - Crazy Truth

November, 2007
11/30/07 - O Come, Emmanuel
11/16/07 - Giving Thanks in an Affluent Land
11/9/07 - Forced Choices
11/2/07 - Love Your Neighbor

October, 2007
10/26/07 - Secondhand Smoke
10/19/07 - The Peace Prize and Conflict
10/12/07 - False Religion and Conversion
10/5/07 - Back to the Future

September, 2007
9/28/07 - An Energy-Efficient Pop Machine
9/21/07 - Value and Values
9/14/07 - Life-Changing Experiences
9/7/07 - Oh, Poop

August, 2007
8/31/07 - A Common Cause
8/24/07 - Naming the Trees
8/17/07 - What Can Churches Do?
8/10/07 - Y'all Do Something
8/3/07 - Absolute Zero

July, 2007
7/27/07 - Blessing All the Animals
7/20/07 - Expanding the Toolbox
7/13/07 - Red Fish, Green Fish
7/6/07 - Obedience and Authority

June, 2007
6/29/07 - Greener than Green
6/22/07 - Who'd Have Thought It?
6/15/07 - Crying at Camp
6/8/07 - Boundary Lines for Freedom
6/1/07 - Do You Want Fries With That?

May, 2007
5/25/07 - Proverbial Wisdom
5/18/07 - Remember the Sabbath
5/11/07 - Star Struck
5/4/07 - Not a Simple Choice

April, 2007
4/27/07 - Race, Toxic Waste, and Church
4/20/07 - Do-Be-Do-Be-Do
4/13/07 - Not Alone
4/6/07 - A Restorative Theology of Easter

March, 2007
3/30/07 - Silence and Shouting
3/23/07 - John 3:16
3/16/07 - Voice for the Voiceless
3/9/07 - Enough, Already!
3/2/07 - Nothing Left for the Kids

February, 2007
2/23/07 - All In It Together
2/16/07 - All Things Are Connected
2/9/07 - Flying to Warmth
2/2/07 - Asking the Right Question

January, 2007
1/26/07 - What Do We Fight About?
1/19/07 - Stem Cell Anxiety
1/12/07 - Rational and Reasonable
1/5/07 - A Koran in the Capitol

December, 2006
12/22/06 - White Christmas
12/15/06 - Christmas, Extinction, and Life
12/8/06 - Joy!
12/1/06 - Creation at Peace

November, 2006
11/17/06 - Grateful for Gas
11/10/06 - Singin' the Blues
11/3/06 - Stimulating Imagination

October, 2006
10/27/06 - Beyond Denial and Despair
10/20/06 - Draining the Champagne Glass
10/13/06 - Consumer Options
10/6/06 - Slurp

September, 2006
9/29/06 - Thou Shalt Not Kill
9/22/06 - Babel Fish and Global Warming
9/15/06 - Offset Your Impacts
9/11/06 - Anniversary Reflections
9/8/06 - I See the Light!
9/1/06 - What Does It Mean?

August, 2006
8/26/06 - Pastoral Perspectives on Transportation
8/18/06 - The Clean Plate Club
8/11/06 - The View from 9A
8/4/06 - Fishy Findings

July, 2006
7/28/06 - Progress-ive Values
7/21/06 - Transformation and Activism
7/14/06 - A 30-Second Revelation
7/6/06 - Conserver Societies

June, 2006
6/30/06 - An Inconvenient Truth
6/23/06 - Dirty Words
6/16/06 - Relative Deprivation
6/9/06 - Cool Expectations
6/2/06 - Out of the Pool

May, 2006
5/26/06 - Beyond Recycling
5/19/06 - Attitude of Gratitude
5/5/06 - Saying Goodbye

April, 2006
4/27/06 - Faith Like a Mountain
4/21/06 - Earth Day XXXVII
4/14/06 - Stinky Feet and Justice
4/7/06 - After the Palms
4/1/06 - No Joke

March, 2006
3/24/06 - Framing, part I: War
3/17/06 - Locating the Problem
3/10/06 - Truth or Falsehood
3/4/06 - A Provocative Message

February, 2006
2/24/06 - Climate Questions
2/17/06 - A Matter of Hope
2/10/06 - Be Still
2/3/06 - Addicted to Oil

January, 2006
1/27/06 - When Values Collide
1/20/06 - Love Is Not Arrogant
1/13/06 - Different from Dr. King
1/6/06 - Redefining Activism

December, 2005
12/30/05 - Conflicts About Calendars
12/16/05 - Slaughter of the Innocents
12/9/05 - Dueling Prophets
12/2/05 - A Light in the Darkness

November, 2005
11/18/05 - Lead Us Not
11/11/05 - No Bag, Please
11/04/05 - Avoiding Cultural Suicide

October, 2005
10/28/05 - Poverty and Wealth
10/21/05 - Investing in Community
10/14/05 - A Modest Proposal
10/7/05 - Fragile or Robust?

September, 2005
9/30/05 - Affirming Stewardship
9/23/05 - Political Shenanigans
9/16/05 - On a Thriving Earth
9/9/05 - Katrina's Continuing Costs
9/2/05 - Katrina

August, 2005
8/26/05 - This Land Is Your Land
8/19/05 - Surviving or Flourishing
8/12/05 - Sticks in the Mud
8/5/05 - Never Good Enough

July, 2005
7/29/05 - Five Remarkable Years
7/22/05 - Everyday Reality
7/15/05 - Kindred Spirits
7/8/05 - Peril at the Peak
7/1/05 - A Roll of the Dice

June, 2005
6/24/05 - Surface and Systems
6/17/05 - The Dieting Sumo Wrestler
6/10/05 - Balaam's Ass
6/3/05 - Average Awareness

May, 2005
5/27/05 - The Population Problem
5/20/05 - We Can't Do This
5/13/05 - The Fact of Intact Habitat
5/6/05 - It's Not Rocket Science

April, 2005
4/29/05 - Coalitions and Constituencies
4/22/05 - Earth Day Musings
4/15/05 - The Chicken and the Egg
4/8/05 - Go, Cardinals!
4/1/05 - If I Can't Dance

March, 2005
3/25/05 - All of the Above
3/18/05 - ANWR Lament
3/11/05 - Bottled Up Anger
3/4/05 - Martyrs in the Amazon

February, 2005
2/25/05 - All About Relationships
2/18/05 - Prophetic Imagination
2/11/05 - Rate of Change
2/4/05 - Going Postal

January, 2005
1/28/05 - The Problem Child
1/21/05 - Hybrid, Hybrid, Who Gets the Hybrid?
1/14/05 - Celebrating Movements, Taking Action
1/7/05 - All Nature Sings

December, 2004
12/31/04 - Earthquake, Tsunami and God
12/17/04 - Do Not Be Afraid
12/10/04 - The Very Long Christmas Dinner
12/3/04 - Something Wrong with the Picture

November, 2004
11/26/04 - Giving Thanks in an Affluent Land
11/19/04 - Messed Up Maps
11/12/04 - Empire and Endurance

October, 2004
10/29/04 - The Lesser of Two Evils
10/22/04 - Energizing Choices
10/15/04 - Trees and Peace
10/8/04 - Fast Action on Elections
10/1/04 - A Heated Debate

September, 2004
9/24/04 - Call to Conversion
9/17/04 - Ivan the Terrible
9/10/04 - Deadly Invaders
9/3/04 - Forest Feelings

August, 2004
8/27/04 - Draining the Champagne Glass
8/20/04 - Work, Work, Work
8/13/04 - Gentleness or Domination
8/6/04 - Time for That Stuff

July, 2004
7/30/04 - Expanding Our Theology
7/23/04 - Hot News About Beetles
7/16/04 - Multi-Issue Politics
7/9/04 - Recycle Your Lawn
7/2/04 - On the Verge of Revolution

June, 2004
6/25/04 - Concerns About Kerry
6/18/04 - Subvert the Dominant Paradigm
6/11/04 - Divorce, Ecocide and Economics
6/4/04 - An Act of God?

May, 2004
5/28/04 - Babel, Pentecost, and Us
5/21/04 - Too Many Choices
5/14/04 - Bad Tree - Good Fruit
5/7/04 - Torture and Accountability

April, 2004
4/29/04 - An Energy-Efficient Pop Machine
4/24/04 - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
4/16/04 - Danger Zones
4/9/04 - A Spirituality of Resistance
4/3/04 - After the Palms

March, 2004
3/26/04 - Gas Pains
3/19/04 - Changing People & Changing Systems
3/12/04 - Accentuate the Positive
3/5/04 - Reasonably Questioned

February, 2004
2/27/04 - Climate Collapse
2/20/04 - Closing the Borders
2/13/04 - The Sunday Morning Soccer Wars
2/6/04 - Preserving the Principal

January, 2004
1/30/04 - Not Idiots
1/23/04 - Strategic Silence
1/16/04 - Looking for Labels
1/9/04 - Thou Shalt Not Exploit

December, 2003
12/30/03 - A Single Year
12/19/03 - A Christmas Conversation
12/12/03 - The Magnificat
12/5/03 - Noisy and Noxious

November, 2003
11/21/03 - What Do We Fight About?
11/14/03 - A Violation of Trust
11/7/03 - A Preferential Option

October, 2003
10/31/03 - Shifting the Costs
10/24/03 - Fulfilling Options
10/16/03 - Find a Better Way
10/10/03 - Power and Privilege
10/3/03 - Making Promises

September, 2003
9/26/03 - Mountain Roads
9/19/03 - Defining Personhood
9/12/03 - Law and Order
9/5/03 - Two Years Later

August, 2003
8/29/03 - Options to Excess
8/22/03 - Special Interest Politics
8/14/03 - French Toasted
8/8/03 - Magnificent Monarchs
8/1/03 - Relative Deprivation

July, 2003
7/25/03 - Itemized Bills
7/18/03 - The Recycling Bug
7/9/03 - A Pattern of Lies
7/3/03 - The Role of Government

June, 2003
6/27/03 - Expert Witnesses
6/19/03 - Far from Sustainable
6/12/03 - Faithful, Relevant and Effective
6/6/03 - Pentecostal Pourings

May, 2003
5/30/03 - Concentrated Power
5/23/03 - Obedience and Authority
5/16/03 - Not Church-Goers
5/9/03 - The Iraqi Information Minister
5/2/03 - Where Is Nature?

April, 2003
4/25/03 - More Than Decimated
4/18/03 - Doubting Thomas
4/11/03 - Palm Sunday Power
4/4/03 - Valuing Life

March, 2003
3/28/03 - Good News!
3/21/03 - Peaceful Hope
3/14/03 - Progress Toward Shalom
3/6/03 - Basic Black for War

February, 2003
2/28/03 - A Confessional Perspective
2/21/03 - Is Earth Day Worth It?
2/14/03 - A Political Travesty
2/7/03 - War and the Environment

January, 2003
1/31/03 - Trust, Forests and War
1/22/03 - Who Am I?
1/17/03 - Budget Battles
1/10/03 - Barriers to Behavior
1/3/03 - The Need for Conversion

December, 2002
12/27/02 - Discerning by Decades
12/20/02 - Christmas Critters
12/13/02 - Commitment or Convenience?
12/6/02 - Advent Struggles

November, 2002
11/22/02 - New Political Strategies
11/15/02 - What Would Jesus Drive?
11/8/02 - A Failure of Leadership
11/1/02 - Star Struck

October, 2002
10/25/02 - Air of Injustice
10/18/02 - Who'd Have Thought It?
10/12/02 - Saying Goodbye
10/4/02 - It's Obscene!

September, 2002
9/27/02 - Who Do We Think We Are?
9/20/02 - Like Cutting Off an Arm
9/13/02 - Why Should I Care?
9/6/02 - The Irrelevant Church

August, 2002
8/30/02 - Extortion as Good Business
8/28/02 - Media alert: 3 good resources on UN summit (special issue)
8/23/02 - The Big Burn
8/16/02 - Crying at Camp
8/9/02 - Housing for All
8/2/02 - Justice in the Tollbooth

July, 2002
7/26/02 - Waiting for Jesus
7/19/02 - Will God Save Us?
7/12/02 - Do You Want Fries With That?

June, 2002
6/28/02 - Threats to Democracy
6/21/02 - Overcommitment Is a Sin
6/12/02 - Surf's Up!
6/7/02 - The STUPID Test

May, 2002
5/31/02 - Save the Whales!
5/24/02 - Enriched by Gould
5/17/02 - The Dieting Sumo Wrestler
5/10/02 - Infected from Outside
5/3/02 - Mindful of Fear

April, 2002
4/24/02 - A Cloud of Witnesses
4/19/02 - Packing Light
4/12/02 - Away
4/5/02 - Life in the Kitchen

March, 2002
3/29/02 - A Restorative Theology of Easter
3/22/02 - Serenity Prayer
3/15/02 - Heresy!
3/8/02 - Kindred Spirits
3/1/02 - Creative Energy

February, 2002
2/22/02 - Paying for Junk
2/15/02 - Love and Loathing
2/8/02 - Beyond Feelings
2/1/02 - Worthy Services

January, 2002
1/25/02 - Forgotten Foundations
1/17/02 - Diversify!
1/11/02 - A Space for Grace
1/4/02 - Surrounded by Symbols

December, 2001
12/28/01 - New Year's Resolutions
12/20/01 - Christmas Is Subversive
12/13/01 - Insights from Outsiders
12/7/01 - O Tannenbaum

November, 2001
11/30/01 - Money, Morals and Trade
11/17/01 - Guilt!
11/8/01 - Firm Foundations
11/2/01 - Teaching and Selling

October, 2001
10/26/01 - Proverbial Wisdom
10/19/01 - Affirming Stewardship
10/12/01 - Deeper than the Headlines
10/5/01 - Fear of Flying

September, 2001
9/28/01 - A Whole New World
9/21/01 - Grief and Anger
9/13/01 - It Is Too Soon
9/7/01 - Being There

August, 2001
8/31/01 - Pastoral Perspectives on Transportation
8/23/01 - Green Building -- Missing the Point
8/17/01 - Boundary Lines for Freedom
8/10/01 - The Well-Grounded Chaplain
8/3/01 - Time for Intervention

July, 2001
7/27/01 - Expanding Our Theology
7/20/01 - Word from a Church Convention
7/6/01 - Beasts in the Bible

June, 2001
6/29/01 - Community Assets
6/22/01 - Love, Understanding and Respect
6/14/01 - Conversation and Conflict
6/7/01 - Efficient and Effective
6/1/01 - Coral and Prayer

May, 2001
5/25/01 - Washington Voices
5/18/01 - Dealing with the Bush Energy Policy
5/11/01 - How Do You Spell Success?
5/4/01 - How Much Is That Puppy In the Window?

April, 2001
4/27/01 - The Forest and the Trees
4/20/01 - Celebrating a Diverse Movement
4/13/01 - Eastertime Reflections
4/5/01 - Facing Limits

March, 2001
3/30/01 - Who Am I?
3/23/01 - How Then Shall We Pray?
3/16/01 - Reflections on Recycling
3/9/01 - Choose Life!
3/2/01 - Where Your Treasure Is

February, 2001
2/23/01 - Bad News, Good News, and a Joke
2/16/01 - Missing Pieces of the Puzzle
2/8/01 - NEW - Quotes on-line
2/2/01 - Necessary work in the church

Early issues in 2000
12/21/00 - Christmas Greetings
11/15/00 - Musings on fairness
10/19/00 - What's important

Topical Listings


Advent & Christmas

Several of our e-mail newsletters have addressed themes related to the seasons of the church year. They take unexpected approaches to familiar texts and to common experiences, and open fresh perspectives on Christian faith and the eco-justice hope for "the well-being of all humanity on a thriving Earth."


Holy Week & Easter


Pentecost


Climate Change

The issue of global climate change, and related political questions, has been addressed frequently. These are some of the Notes on this topic.


Social Change Strategies


The Four Ethical Norms of Eco-Justice

In Lent, 2007, Notes explored the four core ethical norms of eco-justice: solidarity, sustainability, sufficiency and participation.


Four Theological Affirmations

In 2009, the Lenten series described four theological affirmations that are foundational for Eco-Justice Ministries.


Telling the Truth about God's Creation

In 2011, the Lenten series explored some of the most basic facts about our world that must be acknowledged in any religious, philosophical or ethical system.


Seven Aspects of Hope

In 2012, the Lenten series explored aspects of hope, and how we can cultivate that quality in our lives, our churches and our communities.


Elements of Ecological Worship

In 2013, the Lenten series explored several qualities of worship that is richly ecological and transformational.


Voluntary Simplicity

Notes often has addressed core themes and principles about simplicity, sustainability and sufficiency.


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