Sermon-Video “Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees and The Amazon Forest”

Sermon-Video “Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees and The Amazon Forest”

**** SERMON STARTS AT 54 MINUTES *****   Remembering The Trees – The Cross, The Lynching Trees and The Amazon Forest Cláudio Carvalhaes Riverside Church March 26, 2023    Calvary, The Lynching Tree and the Amazon Forest – Taking Up the Cross Luke 9: 23-25   Quotes for contemplation: “Whoever does not love trees, does not love God.” Greek Orthodox monk, Elder Amphilochios of Patmos   “All important ideas must include the trees, the mountains, and the rivers.” Mary Oliver Leaves and Blossoms Along the Way   Luke 9: 23-25 23 Then he said to them all, ‘If any want…

Listen to the Podcast About “How Do We Become Green People and Earth Communities?”

Listen to the Podcast About “How Do We Become Green People and Earth Communities?”

Cláudio Carvalhaes, a brilliant earth thinker, theologian, liturgist, performer and artist, joins Neal Christie for a conversation about his latest book, “How Do We Become Green People and Earth Communities?” Buy Claudio’s book here: https://tinyurl.com/5ffxp4np  Or on any bookstore online. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation between two great minds (Claudio and Neal, I mean!) about the church, the future, and the way worship can bring us into harmony with creation. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/christianity-and-green-but-how-do-we-get-there/id1529142030?i=1000599406279

The Wells Sermons – Looking Back, Looking Now and Looking from the Future

The Wells Sermons – Looking Back, Looking Now and Looking from the Future

The Wells Sermons are  the three sermons that I preached at the Ministers Week- February 2023 Conference at Brite Divinity School.       SERMON ONE – Inventory – Looking Back   Ecclesiastes 7:10 Do not say, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’    For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.   Lamentations 3: 21     But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope.   May the peace of Jesus be with you all. I am so happy to be here with you. I want to thank the folks from Brite Divinity…

How a Social Ritual Can Change People and Society? The Case of the Inauguration of Lula in Brazil

How a Social Ritual Can Change People and Society? The Case of the Inauguration of Lula in Brazil

Yesterday I wept like I haven’t wept for a long time. It was an oceanic type of weeping, one that was wider than the whole world. A cry that made me believe again in things I had given up… I went to bed late because I couldn’t stop weeping. And all of that was because of the inauguration of Brazil’s new president: Lula, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva. Let me tell you why. Lula has become the president of Brazil for the third time and the inauguration had a rite of passage where Lula was becoming the president of Brazil.…

Pelé – Long Live My King!

Pelé – Long Live My King!

Pelé died yesterday and the worlds heartbeat stopped beating for a little for me. I am not old enough to have seen Pelé play in his fulness. When Brazil won the World Cup in Mexico with the most mesmerizing soccer team in history, I was one year old. But I am old enough to remember him playing at Cosmos and finishing his career saying to a packed stadium in New York City: “repeat after me: Love Love Love.” As I write from New York, I can feel his words echoing in my memory. Pelé (and Corinthians) made my childhood be…