Elevating Climate Justice: A Conversation with Karyn Bigelow and Avery Davis Lamb

Big news! Derrick has joined the staff of Creation Justice Ministries as their Theological Education and Training Coordinator. In honor of that, we are re-sharing an episode that originally ran in October of 2021 featuring the co-executive directors of CJM, Karyn Bigelow and Avery Davis Lamb. We’ll be taking a couple of weeks off […]

Where We Find Hope: A Conversation with Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Derrick is joined by Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana to discuss cooking, gardening, and her new book “Hope: A User’s Manual”. The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, pastor, speaker, and ministry coach living in the Virginia suburbs of DC. She is author of three books, Hope: A User’s Manual, God, Improv, and the Art of Living, […]

Interfaith Climate Action: A Conversation with Rabbi Yonatan Neril

Derrick speaks with Rabbi Yonatan Neril about the Eco-Bible, interfaith work on climate change, and connecting food to the climate crisis.  Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. Raised in California, Yonatan completed an M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues, and received rabbinical […]

Bread and Body: A Conversation with Kendall Vanderslice

Anna and Derrick speak with Kendall Vanderslice about her new book “By Bread Alone: A Baker’s Reflection on Hunger, Longing, and the Goodness of God”. Pre-order “The Just Kitchen: Invitations to Sustainability, Cooking, Connection, and Celebration” by Anna and Derrick

“Remember that you are soil…”

The sun is setting later and rising earlier. There is a gradual warm up in the air. I’ve seen the leaves of crocuses and daffodils begin to poke through the ground. It’s beginning to feel like spring. And with the the springy feeling upon us, my thoughts begin to turn to my garden. It’s odd […]


In 2015, as I was going through one of the hardest periods of my life, I threw myself into gardening. I had gardened in previous year, but I became more obsessive about it. I got my hands on every gardening catalog possible, I read all the books that I could find, and I started having […]

Food and Faith Podcast Episode Zero with Nurya Love Parish

Food and Faith PodcastConversations from the soil and around the table. With co-hosts Anna Woofenden and Sam Chamelin Episode Zero with Rev. Nurya Love Parish founder of and Plainsong Farm and the author of the new book Resurrection Matters.