Jan-Feb Advocacy Update (thanks to Christine Moffett, Witness in Society | Washington D.C. – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  )  Soot Pollution Standards: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the final rule on stricter standards for soot pollution. EPA is tightening the standard for soot pollution from a level of 12 micrograms per cubic meter to 9 micrograms per cubicRead More →

Holding Steady the Vision of the Common Good – Amy Carr reflects on calculating the cost. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Sitting down to think about the cost of a venture before beginning it—toRead More →

The Tension Between Action and Rest – Robert Saler reflects on the right balance. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21-27, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71: 1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 One of the most striking things about the gospel lesson forRead More →

Climate Church, Climate World argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—climate change multiplies all forms of global social injustice. Environmental leader Reverend Jim Antal presents a compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this moral challenge, just as theRead More →

Good Laws or Pure Persons? – Amy Carr reflects on the nature of pollution. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 8 – September 3, Year B (2021, 2024) Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Read alongside our burning questions about how to address theRead More →

As part of our Connections Calls, we get to hear feedback from representatives who work in various expressions of the ELCA. (Click here to listen.) During the January 2020 call, after a group devotional,  Katrina Martich shared what she took away from the 2019 Lutheran Disaster Response Convening.  Listen here to the whole call (sheRead More →

Finding the peace of God amidst storms, we are called to wake up and face up to the storms we have created.  Leah Schade reflects on the third Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Third Sunday (Storm), Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Job 28:20-27Read More →