Rejecting Dominion – Dennis Ormseth reflects on our status as children of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13 Luke’s version of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, as Luke TimothyRead More →

First Sunday of Christmas 2016 The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY Author, Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2016) Text:  Matthew 2:13-23 “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because theyRead More →

“Holy Interruption” — Christmas 2016 The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY Author, Creation-CrisisPreaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2016) Text: Luke 2:2-20 In a congregation I served several years ago, I sent out an informal email poll asking people the following question:Read More →

More than Eco-Palms – Leah Schade reflects on ecojustice and Passion Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Mark 11:1-11 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1 – 15:47 On Palm Sunday, thousands of churches will use sustainably-harvested palms inRead More →

During the season of Lent (or any other time of introspection), share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship committee, Youth Group, Church Council or just for your own personal Lenten journey: See our March 2024 Connections Call on Lenten Creation Care: Print out +/or share day-to-day tools using any of these calendars orRead More →

Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus – Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17Read More →

Wisdom leads us to change our relationships with our animal brothers and sisters in God’s creation.  Leah Schade reflects on the second Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Second Sunday (Animal), Season of Creation, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022)  Job 39:1-8, 26-30 Psalm 104:14-23Read More →

And on Earth – Peace: A Christmas Eve Eco-Reflection by Leah D. Schade Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, and C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 In the scripture readings on this holy night, the word peace isRead More →

There is one Wisdom, one Beauty, one Mind that flows through the universe. – Leah Schade reflects on the Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for Fourth Sunday (Universe), Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Proverbs 8:22-31 Psalm 148 Colossians 1:15-20 John 6:41-51 The passages forRead 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 →