We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend a whole season focused on God the Creator? The Season of Creation started in the 1990’s and has multiple expressions. The Season of Creation is typically celebrated from the beginning of September until St. FrancisRead More →

Desist from Ecological Destruction, NOW! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the ecological integrity of all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 44:6-8 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 88:12-25 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Notice the ecology of theseRead More →

In our work,  we often “try not to shame” people to change their ways and encourage just infrastructure change.  We strive to offer a joyful opportunity to be in better relationship with Creation and gifts from God.  That is easier said than done.  We invited some pastors, students, and professors to share their perspectives andRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the first fruits of a restored creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is theRead More →

Living into a Vision of Sustainability for the Whole Earth Community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Good Shepherd Sunday, as thisRead More →

Thank you to theologian and fellow eco-activist, H. Paul Santmire, who joined the Lutherans Restoring Creation network to offer hope and respite to carry with us in our work. Also consider the challenge Paul Santmire and David Rhoads (LRC founder) offer here (click). Bring this piece to your church group as you make comments onRead More →

Thanks to Pastor Zach Parris (AKA- The Vinyl Preacher) for welcoming us in to conversation with Pastor Ron Rude about his recent book: Amending Christianity: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living.  Book Review/Overview:  Journal of Lutheran Ethics Review by Adam White Please note that we added captions as Ron’s audioRead 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 generations of American church members areRead More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiate the season of Lent onRead More →