Last month I preached and led a workshop at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Council of Churches meeting, which was held virtually. The theme was Genesis 1:31a: “And God saw all that God had made, and indeed, it was very good.”
The worship and sermon on “It Was Very Good” were prerecorded, and we had some time afterward for lively conversation. My workshop, “All Hands on Deck,” was live, and lively. If you are interested, you can access both of them, and the other keynote speeches and workshops, at the Kentucky Council of Churches website here.
I have also signed a contract to write the 2024-2025 Horizons Bible Study for the Presbyterian Women, a study on environmental justice. Last week I enjoyed a good conversation with members of the selection committee who had invited me. I’m looking forward to expanding and updating the single chapter on EJ in Inhabiting Eden into a more detailed, nine-lesson study.
Even more, I’m looking forward to visiting with women from across the country the year that the study is used. When I wrote Esther’s Feast for PW twenty years ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the strength and enthusiasm of the Presbyterian Women in the many states and locales I visited. I’m sure it will be much different a generation later, but I sincerely hope that these good women can be a force for environmental leadership in their communities