Love Your Neighbor! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on cultivating a sense of place, where love for one another includes all of life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 WithRead More →

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted to officially sign onto the principals of the Earth Charter.  For a history on that process read here (click). Now what? How do we all make sure we live this out?  The Delaware-Maryland Creation Care Ministry group first started to shepherd thisRead More →

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

Sin is our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on expanding our understanding of the Communion of Saints. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 EphesiansRead More →

Keeping Ecological Theology from Becoming Ideology: Robert Saler reflects on Luke 14:7-14 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for August 28 – September 3, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 From an ecological perspective, this week’sRead More →

Thinking with Nature Inspires Wonder:  Robert Saler reflects on Luke 11:1-13 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for July 24-30, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Hosea 1: 2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2: 6-15 Luke 11: 1-13 One of the oft-stated goals of ecological theology (and ecologicalRead More →

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade first started helping Lutherans Restoring Creation as she joined us in a training at Mar-Lu Ridge camp in Maryland in 2011 and shared her personal experiences being a pastor on the frontline of the fracking issues in Pennsylvania. Then, in 2013, she graciously gave aRead More →

Mighty Cedars and Impertinent Mustard Plants: Signs of the Kin-dom of God – Leah Schade reflects on every green shoot being cause for thanksgiving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 CorinthiansRead More →