Eco-Reflections on the Season of Epiphany in Year C for Preaching and Devotions By David Rhoads Epiphany is the season of the church year following the season of Christmas. The season of Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus is of course the foundational epiphany in the church year as the manifestation of God in theRead More →

To Stand Beholding – Tom Mundahl reflects on an alternative to our cravings and their resulting garbage. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm 19:7-14 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50 We live in a timeRead More →

Earth, Sky, and Water – Tom Mundahl reflects on “the commons” we all share. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 We have spent the past several weeks feastingRead More →

Who Will Speak for the Sparrow? by David Rhoads Giving Voice to Nature in Biblical Interpretation. In recent decades, there has been a revolution in biblical studies due in part to the many new voices that have entered the academic arena of interpretation—Jewish scholars, European-American women, women of color, diverse cultural groups within the USA,Read More →

Reflections on a Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation By David Rhoads Published in the Seminary Ridge Review, a periodical of Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary (Fall, 2013). Seminary Ridge Review has an online archive. Print copies of the issue are available. The article proposes a new Lutheran reformation that rises to theRead More →

Thanks to David Rhoads, Paul Santmire, and Norman Habel who share here their Chapter 2 of “The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary” (Fortress Press 2011). Please download and share the excerpt here. The complete book is available here: This resource is a timeless guide for anyone curious about integrating caring for the earthRead More →

Edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Habel Forward by David Rhoads With contributions by David Rhoads, Paul Santmire, Celia-Diane-Drummond, Heather Eaton, Ernst Conradie and others, this volume highlights a diversity of perspectives on the spiritual in creation, both traditional and radical. Download a copy of the flyer here. Visit the publisher’s website to orderRead More →