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.  How does the Earth Charter fit into what ELCA has already committed to do and our way forward? (Click and share one-pager created by ELCA) Now what? How do we all makeRead 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 →