Representative, Ruth Ivory-Moore (Advocacy Energy & Environment) from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined the COP24 (the 24th Conference of the Parties) in Katowice, Poland.  Light For Katowice 2018 >> Click here to download an easy-to-use copy of the prayer booklet. Thanks to Lisa Brenskelle from the Christ the KingRead 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: https://bookshop.org/books/the-season-of-creation-a-preaching-commentary/ This resource is a timeless guide for anyone curious aboutRead More →

“Rediscovery of Early Twentieth-Century Ecotheology”, Open Theology. An open access article about the early history of eco-theology, 1900-1954, leading up to Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler’s early ecotheological writing. The Pastoral Challenge of the Environmental Crisis: Environmental Anxiety and Lutheran ‘Eco-Reformation’, Dialog, Summer 2016 (subscription or purchase required). Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of ClimateRead More →

What can YOU do to get congregations in your area thinking about Caring for Creation as part of church? 1. Host a Presentation or Workshop: No need to start from scratch – we have many templates that you can use as is or add to. Also plenty of resources areRead More →

At the New England 2013 Assembly, June 7-9, voters agreed to urge the restraint of hydraulic fracturing and request an eventual divestment of church funds from fossil fuel companies. LRC Synod Trainer, Nancy Urban, was also there to challenge everyone passing by to see how “cool” their congregation was withRead More →

Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our resolutions matter? Be sure to get on our Connections Calls to find out how to put these intentions into action.Read More →

I. What is Baptism? Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God’s command and connected with God’s Word. What then is this word of God? Where our Lord Christ says in Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in theRead More →