The sacraments are occasions to reflect on human relationships with the rest of creation. Different Christian communities recognize different sacraments. We will reflect here on the two most common sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The presence of an element of nature and the pronouncement of a word in relationRead More →

This regional organization shares the experts in their midst with the wider audience online across the globe. Check out the series of lecture series on their YouTube channel and follow along with them on their Facebook feed to be sure to know what they are sharing next.Read More →

ELCA Advocacy Office Relections Living Earth Reflections from ELCA Advocacy offers writing from staff and guest writers on a variety of issues. Search on the ELCA Advocacy site to download reflections and use for Adult Forums or Bible Studies or as a preaching resource. Subscribe to receive these reflections by email.Read More →

“Stirring the Waters: Faith, Science and Action!” Pennsylvania – Tracey DePasquale, Interim-Director www.lutheranadvocacypa.org LAMPa partnered with ELCA Global Mission and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg for two days of worship, service, learning and advocacy on April 17 and 18, focused on the theme “Stirring the Waters: Faith, Science andRead More →

Green the Congregation through Worship  Reflections and Ideas by David Rhoads Worship is the central recurring event in the life of a Christian community. Worship is a ritual. In ritual, we participate by immersion in a communal process that changes us by placing us in right relationship with God andRead More →

Stewart, Benjamin M. “Stream, Flood and Spring: Water Renewing the Earth and the Church.” Living Lutheran, April 2016. (available online) Stewart, Benjamin M. “Water in Worship: The Ecology of Baptism.” Christian Century 128, no. 3 (F 2011): 22–25. (available online) Stewart, Benjamin M. “Flooding the Landscape: Luther’s Flood Prayer and Baptismal Theology.” CrossAccent: Journal of theRead More →

Watershed Discipleship is a website and organization based on the idea that the best way to orient the church’s work and witness is through bioregionally-grounded planning and action which focuses on the actual watersheds we inhabit. The website includes a blog, links to articles by Ched Meyers and others, and information about watersheds. ReadRead More →