The Tension Between Action and Rest – Robert Saler reflects on the right balance. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21-27, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71: 1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 One of the most striking thingsRead 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 →

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 →

NOW. – Tom Martin reflects on the prophets and Jesus calling us to ecojustice “today.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21 The texts from Nehemiah and Luke combine nicely toRead More →

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine Hayhoe.  Her voice has been a part of many Lutherans Restoring Creation trainings (Climate Weirding series is especially useful, like: If I just explain the facts, they’ll get it right?”)Read 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 →

ELCA commits to being a role model in urgent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions!  Congratulations to all the green teams, dedicated activists, and ELCA Church-wide voting members who made this possible.  Read text of approved language here (click) or watch recording of session: We have a specific call to actionRead More →

Energy issues and climate change have loomed up from issues at the horizon to confront humanity directly and vitally. They are now pressing public-policy challenges of monumental scale and import. James Martin-Schramm draws on decades of involvement with ethics, public policy, and environmental ethics to provide this lucid and astuteRead More →