The Reverend Jes Kast is a Pastor in the United Church of Christ currently serving a congregation in State College Pennsylvania. Her most recent work was highlighted on CNN about religious leadership in the time of the Coronavirus. You can interact with her on Twitter or Instagram at @RevJesKast.

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Reopening Too Early Is Not Freedom, It's Selfish

by Jes Kast 05-18-2020

Protesters gather outside the warehouse of medical equipment distributor Owens & Minor prior to a visit by Donald Trump in Allentown, Pa, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Freedom is about how do we humbly care for one another.

What If We Read the Bible From the Perspective of the Land?

by Jes Kast 04-18-2016

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Have you ever read scripture from an agrarian perspective? We tend to read scripture with an anthropocentric perspective, but what if we read it with the land and animals in mind first? In her book An Agrarian Approach to ScriptureEllen Davis invites us to consider reading Scripture with the land and animals at the forefront.