Fire and Wind – Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into a force that takes action on behalf of God’s ailing creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 37:1-14 (alternate reading)Read More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) 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 in today’s scripture readings.Read More →

Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20 As the reading of the Sermon onRead More →

The Church’s Vision of Creation / Just Transition “We as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are deeply concerned about the environment, locally and globally, as members of this church and as members of society.”  This deep concern is rooted in our belief in a God who created all things and called all GodRead More →

Some of us bemoan the fact that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has not committed to entirely divest from fossil fuels as many others have (see latest cohort of 42 religious institutions). Some of us are wary of pulling out entirely from shareholder positions when we may be able to have more leverage toRead 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 a group of LRC trainers atRead More →