Looking Past the Fortress – Nick Utphall reflects on the river that makes God glad and flows with grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Reformation Sunday (October 30), Year C (2022, 2025) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 Reformation Sunday. Usually this isRead More →

Looking Around for God – Tom Mundahl reflects on a reformation that recognizes God’s presence in all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Reformation Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 What can we preach faithfully onRead More →

The Story of Bartimaeus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the social, economic, political, and cosmological features of the Gospel. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 Most Lutheran congregations willRead More →

Reflections on a Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation By David Rhoads Published in the Seminary Ridge Review, a periodical of Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary (Fall, 2013). Seminary Ridge Review has an online archive. Print copies of the issue are available. The article proposes a new LutheranRead More →

Preach the Good News for all Creation on Reformation Sunday “When anyone is in Christ, creation is new. The old has passed away. Behold! Everything is new!” II Corinthians 5:17 Why an eco-reformation? There are voices across the ELCA calling for a reformation of the church to encompass care forRead More →

Care for Creation Commentary on the Common lectionary in Year A Reformation Sunday, by Dennis Ormseth Psalm 46 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-37 How can Reformation Sunday be a Care for Creation Sunday? Historical assessments of the impact of the Protestant Reformation on the orientation to and care of creationRead More →