There are a variety of ways congregations and individuals are working throughout the Maryland/Delaware Synod to love neighbor by considering their impact as energy consumers. Check out how St. Philip’s in Baltimore reaches out to various partners in order to be a beacon in their community: (Watch their Stewardship SpotlightRead More →

Energy issues and climate change have loomed up from issues at the horizon to confront humanity directly and vitally. They are now pressing public-policy challenges of monumental scale and import. James Martin-Schramm draws on decades of involvement with ethics, public policy, and environmental ethics to provide this lucid and astuteRead More →

The following is a list of Resolutions that we know have been adopted in 2021 – but we know there are some we missed!  Please do write to Phoebe Morad if your synod assembly passed anything or would like to! phoebe@lutheransrestoringcreation.org (Links below go to Google Drive Shared Files –Read More →

Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming – Robert Saler reflects on God’s healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B ( 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Whenever I teach seminars about theRead More →

Booker Vance is the Policy Outreach Coordinator for Elevate Energy.  He is a native of Houston, TX. He attended Bethany Lutheran College in Lindsborg, KS where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with a concentration in Mathematics in 1980. He continued his education as he graduatedRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play inRead More →

Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Psalm 112:1-9 [10]Read More →

by David Rhoads I recently participated in the spring convocation at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (April, 2012). The convocation centered on the theme of “Getting Green Faithfully,” and it included such notable speakers as Gil Waldkoenig (Professor of Church in Society at Gettysburg), Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (Professor of EnvironmentalRead More →

Blessed Tomorrow’s Moving Forward Guide ecoAmerica helps leaders from the local government, the public health sector, and faith-based cohorts figure out how to usher people into urgent action on climate change. This brief guide provides you with information and resources to reduce energy use, to build resilient houses of worshipRead More →

The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening (April 29 – May 1)  gathered over 100 lay and rostered  leaders to be trained as advocates. The theme: “Prepared to Care: Our Advocacy in Light of Disasters Intensified by Climate Change.” Below are some highlights as I, Phoebe Morad, experienced them. Thanks to thoseRead More →