In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreementsRead More →

In March of 2023, ELCA churches across Northeastern Minnesota’s EcoFaith Network shared inspiration and resources regarding their teams’ exciting new initiatives as they utilize their grounds for sharing Good Green News.  Follow the work of this thriving network of churches on their site here: http://ecofaithnetwork.org/  Listen in their stories below and see more supporting resourcesRead More →

Rejecting the Paradigm of Domination – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what it means to bring an “image of God” to creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Matthew 5:38-48 Our interpretationRead More →

Choosing Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the whole creation being aware of how people choose. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37 As we continue to mine the readings of theseRead More →

We Are Epiphany Communities – Tom Mundahl reflects on being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20Read More →

Consider all the ways your church interacts with God’s Good Creation. Celebrate (and commit to more) by using this form and the resources linked within: CLICK HERE and pick at least one Creation Care goal proposed/met for each facet of your church life. Then let the Lutherans Restoring Creation network help with the rest: ExploreRead More →

This interview led by ELCA’s Sustainability Associate, Adele Bodog, follows Donna Pellegrin Permaculture design certificate holder, who uses her certification to conduct work on her church’s property and Larry Herrold, a second-year seminarian at United Lutheran Seminary, as they discuss their experience in Permaculture and steps to designing and financing food forests.Read More →

On June 26, 2022 our Connections Call considered how conversations about Creation Care in Rural & Small Town America are unique and full or opportunities. Listen in below and explore tools and responses below to apply to your context and grow from there! Panelists: Lisa Swanson Faleide (ND): Recent Master of Arts Graduate at LutherRead More →

by Mark L. Yackel-Juleen (Author) Rural contexts are often over-looked, treated as “flyover land.” But because everyone must eat, rural communities and their work in food production are important to the whole of society. Mark Yackel-Juleen spent many years in rural ministry and is the founder and executive director of Shalom Hill Farm. He offers valuable insightRead More →