Thanks to David Rhoads, Paul Santmire, and Norman Habel who share here their Chapter 2 of “The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary” (Fortress Press 2011). Please download and share the excerpt here. The complete book is available here: This resource is a timeless guide for anyone curious about integrating caring for the earthRead More →

Edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Habel Forward by David Rhoads With contributions by David Rhoads, Paul Santmire, Celia-Diane-Drummond, Heather Eaton, Ernst Conradie and others, this volume highlights a diversity of perspectives on the spiritual in creation, both traditional and radical. Download a copy of the flyer here. Visit the publisher’s website to orderRead More →

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology by Ben Stewart is excellent for worship committees and small group study. Check out the chapter on “A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshipping with Creation” in The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary, edited by Norman Habel, David Rhoads, and Paul Santmire. Watered Garden begins with the classic, ecumenicallyRead More → 7785 E Leavenworth Rd Leavenworth, WA 98826 (509) 548-7278 Current Position/Vocation/Location Professor of New Testament and co-director of Environmental Ministry Emphasis – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Relevant Publications by Speaker ·       “And God Saw That It Was Good: Reflections on a Theology of Creation,” in Creation-Not For Sale, Lutheran World Federation 2015,Read More → 1436 Park Avenue Racine, WI 53403 (262) 633-5438 Current Position/Vocation/Location Retired Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Director, Lutherans Restoring Creation: Relevant Publications by Speaker ·       Editor, Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet (Continuum Press, 2007). ·       Editor with Norman Habel and Paul Santmire, The SeasonRead More →

Lutherans Restoring Creation (“LRC”) has arisen out of a long Lutheran tradition of reflection and action on addressing environmental concerns from the perspective of our faith and theology. LRC began with the efforts of a small, dedicated network that has existed in one form or another, since 1997, “Lutheran Earthkeeping Network of the Synods” orRead More →

Sermon by Paul Santmire The First Sunday after Christmas in Year C (January 3, 2016) First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm: Psalm 147:12-20 Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-12 Gospel: John 1: [1-9] 10-18 Theme: Your God Isn’t Small Enough Text: “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to theRead More →