David Rhoads, Lutherans Restoring Creation

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: www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org.

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 Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary (Fortress, 2011).

·       LRC Manual for Congregations and Their Green Teams. Revised edition, 2014. Lutherans Restoring Creation publication.

·       An Environmental Guide for Churches, their Buildings and Grounds, co-edited with David Glover. Web of Creation Publication.

Workshop/Lecture/Presentation titles

Greening Your Congregation. Workshop

A Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation. Lecture

Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping with Creation. Lecture

Behold, Creation is New. Lecture

The Biblical Witness to Ecological Justice. Lecture

Current Personal/Public Activity relating to ecology

Director: Greening Greater Racine: A Community Initiative

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Reference/Testimony or link to biographical profile.


Summary Quote from Speaker

“I am convinced that humanity and all of earth-community is facing the most urgent crisis. The church has an opportunity to pioneer a new humanity that can emerge as we rise to embrace the great work of our time, justice for the most vulnerable in a world in ecological crisis.” Dave Rhoads