Contemplating the Arc of Peace – Mark Ditmanson reflects on what it means to pray that we might be “instruments of your peace.” Care for Creation Reflection on the Revised Common Lectionary  Thank you to the EcoFaith Network of the ELCA’s Northeastern Minnesota Synod for providing a reflection on this week’sRead More →

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action. This collection of voices offers a glimpse into the very wide array of effective actions that are building paradigm shifts. The varietyRead More →

Lisa Brenskelle serves as the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team Lead for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA. She is the founder of the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, and also serves as Climate Communication Coordinator for Houston for the Texas chapter of Interfaith Power & Light. LisaRead More →

Good Laws or Pure Persons? – Amy Carr reflects on the nature of pollution. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 8 – September 3, Year B (2021, 2024) Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Read alongside our burning questionsRead More →

“This is what love looks like!” – Tom Mundahl reflects on resisting global climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 In his thoughtful commentary on Second Isaiah, PaulRead More →

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What does this term mean? How do we discuss these issues in love and faith and move forward together? Check out this resource out of the Advocacy Office: “Just Transition toRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 FewRead More →

Let’s Just Start Over! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the start of Advent in the midst of pandemic, climate crisis, and racial violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9Read More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play inRead More →