What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges–including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic pollution–the groundbreaking Eco Bible dives into this question. Drawing on 3,500 years of religious ethics, it shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God’s creation as a fundamental and living message. EcoRead More →

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine Hayhoe.  Her voice has been a part of many Lutherans Restoring Creation trainings (Climate Weirding series is especially useful, like: If I just explain the facts, they’ll get it right?”) Now, we recommend her newestRead More →

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action. This collection of voices offers a glimpse into the very wide array of effective actions that are building paradigm shifts. The variety and integrity of the commentatorsRead More →

creation care group of Lutherans

AFFIRM: Personally, with your church council, or entire synod, review our ELCA’s 1993 call to action and commit to engaging in steps to live into that calling. Ask your Church Council to consider how Creation Care can fit into the context of your church community. This Convenant  is an easy way to do that, with backgroundRead More →

Who Will Speak for the Sparrow? by David Rhoads Giving Voice to Nature in Biblical Interpretation. In recent decades, there has been a revolution in biblical studies due in part to the many new voices that have entered the academic arena of interpretation—Jewish scholars, European-American women, women of color, diverse cultural groups within the USA,Read More →

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted to officially sign onto the principals of the Earth Charter.  How does the Earth Charter fit into what ELCA has already committed to do and our way forward? (Click and share one-pager created by ELCA) Now what? How do we all make sure we live this out? Read More →

Being church together doesn’t have to mean we have one mind.  Listening to the Holy Spirit within each of our stories can help us move beyond disagreement and confusion.   There is no one way to help us along this journey, but there are many resources to help us find common ground.  Below are some suggestionsRead 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 →