“When I bring clouds over the earth, and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living creature…” (Genesis 9:14-15) Over the course of the my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I was witness to over a dozen rainbows. Even though rainbows are simply a refraction and dispersion ofContinue reading “Rainbows”

Tohu vaVohu

This week’s Torah portion starts off with a most awe-inspiring statement: “In the beginning, when The Eternal began the heavens and the earth, the earth was unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep…” (Genesis 1:1-2). Translating Hebrew into English can sometimes lead to an unsatisfactory rendering of the original text. This isContinue reading “Tohu vaVohu”

Nature & Spirituality

Yesterday I had the honour of being the guest speaker at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Billerica, Massachusetts. During the morning service I spoke about the need for better treatment of farm workers and during the afternoon I led a talk/discussion on Nature & Spirituality. What an amazing discussion! We spoke about how nature provides usContinue reading “Nature & Spirituality”