In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreementsRead More →

A Prayer in the Anthropocene – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on food scarcity and food sovereignty. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 “Food security exists when all people, at all times, haveRead More →

A Time of Blessing? – Tom Mundahl reflects on entering into the experience of negation with hope. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 25:19-34 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 119:105-112 (semicontinuous reading) Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 A few years ago my wife andRead More →

We Are Epiphany Communities – Tom Mundahl reflects on being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20Read More →

July 2021 Connections Call Recording & Related Resources: Hear as Sarah & Brandon Bowers describe their methods of raising animals as food and reflect on their experiences as family on a farm. Listen for their perspectives as this is a ministry of stewardship education: Telling someone to give up that burger in their hand seemsRead More →

The Bread of Christ Is Life, and All of Life Is Communion. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the divine energy filling all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 ItRead More →

The Whole of Inter-Related Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the meals of Jesus overcoming our “reconciliation deficit disorder.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 In our comment on theRead More →

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton offered the sermon for our Good Shepherd Sunday service in celebration of Earth Day 2021.  As the Board of Directors for Lutherans Restoring Creation, we were honored that she also accepted our request to take some follow-up questions collected by our network.  Here are portions of our time with her that weRead More →

This call (video below) happened on May 18, 2021 Focus: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community We were excited to hear stories and ask questions from three very examples of congregation’s who have used their land to grow joy in their midst.  Explore the resources we have compiled regarding Food-Faith-Farming (click here).  Also keepRead More →

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What does this term mean? How do we discuss these issues in love and faith and move forward together? Check out this resource out of the Advocacy Office: “Just Transition to a Sustainable Future” Read more aboutRead More →