Praise God! Creation as Balm for Grief – Emily Meyer reflects on the slaughter of the Innocents through lenses of culpability and grief – and how community and creation can move lament and grief toward gratitude and joy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for theRead More →

Reaching to the Heart of Faith – Tom Mundahl reflects on the church’s response to climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146 James 2:1-10,14-18 Mark 7:24-37 Although in our care for creation weRead More →

Our ecumenical companion site, , is maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall. This site is an online library of commentaries, hymns, worship samples and devotions which speak to a wide variety of Christian faiths. Rev. Utphall is pastor at Madison Christian Community in Wisconsin.Read More →

Download, read, and share widely this brief reflection from active disciple, Dr. Johan Bergh.  In his piece, published in the Trinity Review (2013), Bergh relates the framework of grace and neighbor love with how we are to understand the role of public action in our church.  Read more recent reflectionsRead More →

•Opening Prayer: Gracious God, we have gathered here from many places. Thank you for safe travels. Bless this time together. Amen. •Introductory discussion: Much of Jesus’ ministry took place on the way from one place to another. Thus, transportation is an important aspect of the Gospel stories. What might inhibit us from thinking aboutRead More →

We have traditionally done worship focusing on our human relationship with God and our human relationships with each other. Now we need to fill our worship also with elements of God’s relationship with all of creation and with our human relationship with creation (and with God in creation). Here are some suggestionsRead More →