We were lucky to hear from some of the attendees of this October’s gathering at the ELCA Lutheran Center where young adults learned about the ELCA’s social teachings on care for creation and corporate social responsibility.  They considered their most faithful next steps fueled by our theologies and the contexts of their communities.  Help imagineRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) 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 in today’s scripture readings.Read More →

Stay Together, Encourage One Another, and Actually Act – Tom Mundahl reflects on the connection between preparing the way and changing our ways. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6clima Last night I heard aRead More →

Did God not make creation for the common good?  – Tom Mundahl reflects on threats to community well-being.    Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 54 James 3:13-4.3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 The readings for this Sunday raise one of theRead More →

Thanks to our friends from New Hope Lutheran Church in Columbia, MD via Charlie Bailey. If you have updates or want to add suggestions contact us! My brother is a rabid anti-junk mail freak. He sent me the info below, much of which I have already done and it works. This is a good overviewRead More →

Thanks to our friends from New Hope Lutheran Church in Columbia, MD via Charlie Bailey. If you have updates or want to add suggestions contact us! With some grant funding from the Synod’s Creation Care Ministry we are purchasing reusable mesh produce bags and are planning to give one to any congregational family that wantsRead More →

Join all the Earth in a new song to the Lord.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9 (3) Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10 The encounter in Capernaum portrayed in the Gospel for this Sunday is a modelRead More →

Feasting on the Abundance – Tom Mundahl reflects on what happens when we love all life and care for all living beings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025) Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11 As we continue theRead More →