Lots of plastic bottle garbage on messy ocean coast.

Plastics have been around for around 100 years, but the their exponential use in the past century has serious consequences for all of creation. It’s in our water, our landfills and even in our bodies. Plastics, particularly single-use plastic, threatens the environment at every stage of its lifecycle, from production to disposal. As people of faith,Read More →

The front cover of the book, "Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability," which features pictures of a solar panels, a wind turbines, a small car, a bus and a desert landscape.

Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability emphasizes the significance of various decarbonization strategies. Sections cover contributions of bioenergy to decarbonization, non-fossil energy targets, the role of wind energy, hydrogen energy, potential of geothermal energy, nuclear energy, wind to energy, role of electrification and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, andRead More →

Root from Dry Ground – Kiara Jorgenson reflects on the theme of water during Holy Week. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Years A, B, and C  Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10], 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25Read More →

The Transformation of All Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the reorientation of creation to its sacred center. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027)  Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11Read More →

A landscape with a city above a forest. An overlaid bar graph shows emissions reducing over time.

The ELCA has called for a 50% reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emission by 2030! There are so many resources to help individuals and groups reduce their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. While we all can advocate for better government and corporate decision-making, we have the agency to model better stewardship. Just jump in, pick aRead More →

We Are the People of God’s Pasture! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7a Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus identifies withRead More →

In Praise of Generosity – Paul Santmire reflects on a kairos moment for Americans. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 In the liberal state of Massachusetts, a woman phoned intoRead More →

Acceptance in an Economy of Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the workers in the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 The readings for this Sunday after Pentecost inviteRead More →

Love Your Neighbor! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on cultivating a sense of place, where love for one another includes all of life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 With the texts forRead More →