While the 27th Conference of Parties at the UN’s Climate Change Conference of 2022 may seem worlds away in Egypt, you and your church have a calling to pray and participate! Below are some ways to engage while the event is going on.  Continue to stay engaged with Lutherans RestoringRead More →

A New Song – Nick Utphall reflects on the voice of the forest in concert with us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year C (2022, 2025) Malachi 4:1-2 Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 Well, the department stores have beenRead More →

God’s Presence and Blessing – Tom Mundahl reflects on the source of our care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2 Timothy 3:14-4: 5 Luke 18:1-8  Caring for God’s creationRead More →

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 groupRead More →

Hard Sayings of Jesus: Blessing or Naming? – Robert Saler reflects on being a clear-eyed observer of human freedom and its effects. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 5:1-7 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19Read 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 generationsRead More →

As institutions and individuals we have a hard time understanding and being in control of how our money is used as consumers and investors. On March 22, 2022 we heard from few fellow Lutherans (who are) Restoring Creation as to resources they have found helpful, networks they are a partRead More →

Let Repentance Linger – Robert Saler reflects on refusing to rush to easy consolation to create space for authentic encounter with God’s call for change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 55:1-9Read 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 byRead More →

EmPOWER your community to communicate with who manages your energy! Hear from Emilie Bouvier, Director of Organizing in the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, share on experiences working with rural electric cooperatives as an exciting place to gain some traction and move the needle onRead More →