Living into a Vision of Sustainability for the Whole Earth Community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Good Shepherd Sunday, as thisRead More →

An Act of Solidarity -All Synods – All Congregations– Earth Sunday April 24th The NY Metro synod asks all synods and all synod congregations to join us nationally on Earth Sunday, April 24th in a joint action of solidarity to raise up the importance of Creation Care and promote the Earth Charter (earthcharter.org). The askRead More →

Has God Thrown a New Star in Our Sky? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on needing wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12Read 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 →

This valuable classroom resource explores a number of issues in social and environmental ethics and provides resources for engaging in ethical reflection about them. Nine cases explore issues like population growth, material consumption, and climate change; water rights and species conservation; genetic engineering and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa; hydraulic fracturing and greenhouse gas reductionRead More →

Energy issues and climate change have loomed up from issues at the horizon to confront humanity directly and vitally. They are now pressing public-policy challenges of monumental scale and import. James Martin-Schramm draws on decades of involvement with ethics, public policy, and environmental ethics to provide this lucid and astute analysis of the problems andRead More →

For the person considering the Christian faith for the first time, especially one with a scientific background, (Re)considering Christianity will portray a version of God’s story of life and God’s story of Jesus that takes modern understandings of astronomy, geology, and biology seriously. And for the person who may have been practicing the Christian faithRead More →