Thank you to theologian and fellow eco-activist, H. Paul Santmire, who joined the Lutherans Restoring Creation network to offer hope and respite to carry with us in our work. Also consider the challenge Paul Santmire and David Rhoads (LRC founder) offer here (click). Bring this piece to your church groupRead More →

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On Paul Santmire‘s website hpaulsantmire.net you will find videos about this octogenarian ecotheologian, including “My Life’s Work,” “Toward a Cosmic Christology,” and “Why should anyone listen to this old, white guy?” If you are interested in hearing more from younger ecojustice activists, and from Paul Santmire, he also has aRead More →

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Paul Santmire has been a leader in the field of ecological theology and ethics for more than fifty years. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), he has served as a teaching theologian, churchwide activist, and parish pastor.  He was one of the theological writers of the ELCA’s 1993Read More →

Behold the Lilies: Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature:  A Primer  (2017) Read a chapter: From Lake Wobegon to the Streets of Manhattan: Behold then Follow Behold the Lilies, by the Rev. H. Paul Santmire, draws from the riches of the author’s long-standing work in the theology of nature and ecologicalRead More →

Why bother with Advent? – Paul Santmire reflects on the start of Advent season. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday in Advent, Year A (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 The season of Advent in NorthRead More →

The Board of Directors of Lutherans Restoring Creation thanks Rev. Dr. David Rhoads and Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire for offering the following for all of us to reflect on and in hopes to rejuvenate the call they first put forth when authoring the 1993 Social Statement: “Caring for Creation:Read More →