Thank you to theologian and fellow eco-activist, H. Paul Santmire, who joined the Lutherans Restoring Creation network to offer hope and respite to carry with us in our work. Also consider the challenge Paul Santmire and David Rhoads (LRC founder) offer here (click). Bring this piece to your church group as you make comments onRead More →

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Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire’s latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in a world in crisis. This is a “why bother” book, rather than a “how-to” or scholarly academic tome. Some notes from Paul… Why did you write this book? “Younger generations of American church members areRead 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 →

Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian tale offers a wealth to the imagination for any Bible Study/Creation Care team to wrestle with.  Even though she wrote this in 1993, the prophetic warnings are more vivid during the COVID/Climate Chaos era. (Read Slate article here.)  From amazon’s post: “This first Earthseed novel by ground-breaking writer Octavia E. ButlerRead More →

By Rev. Carmelo Santos, Ph.D. Find out more directly at: GodandtheBrain.com “Where does God live?” Has your child ever asked a tough question about life or faith that requires you to explain how your beliefs fit with modern day science? This devotional book for children is unique because it is authored by a mainline protestantRead More →

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges–including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic pollution–the groundbreaking Eco Bible dives into this question. Drawing on 3,500 years of religious ethics, it shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God’s creation as a fundamental and living message. EcoRead More →

Rabbis Yonatan Neril and Leo Dee are co-editors and lead contributors. “Their unique contribution is to draw on the 3,500-year-old Jewish tradition to help us understand what the Hebrew Bible reveals about Creation care and ecological sustainability.  The result is Eco Bible, Volume 1: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus. This is a must-haveRead More →