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, diverseRead More →

The following are excerpts from an article calling for ongoing reformation that embraces case for creation. What’s next for the Reformation? As a living tradition, it could guide our care for the Earth By: Larry Rasmussen and Michael Watson The Lutheran, November 2006 issue When history is written, we mayRead More →

American Lutherans Engage Ecological Theology: The First Chapter, 1962-2012, And Its Legacy1 by Paul Santmire Ecological theology is a relatively new movement in the world of christian thought and practice and therefore is neither widely understood nor easily defined, even by those who are variously involved in the movement.2  ButRead 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 →

Biblical Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010). Bauckham, Richard. Living with Other Creatures: Green Exegesis and Theology (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2011). Bredin, Mark. The Ecology of the New Testament: Creation, Re-Creation, and the Environment (Colorado Spring: Biblical, 2010). Davis, Ellen. Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An AgrarianRead More →

by Cameron Harder at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Saskatoon Well, let’s back up and ask “Should they?”  Each Sunday we confess belief in “Jesus Christ who…rose again from the dead” and “in the resurrection of the dead and the life everlasting.”   But we live in a pragmatic, science-focused world where resurrectionRead More →

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of being “called out” into the world.  It is an empowering 7 minutes – worth the watch for all of us, not just the voting members who will be sitting inRead More →

Our ecumenical companion site, www.LetAllCreationPraise.org , is maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall. This site is an online library of commentaries, hymns, worship samples and devotions which speak to a wide variety of Christian faiths. Rev. Utphall is pastor at Madison Christian Community in Wisconsin.Read More →

Download, read, and share widely this brief reflection from active disciple, Dr. Johan Bergh.  In his piece, published in the Trinity Review (2013), Bergh relates the framework of grace and neighbor love with how we are to understand the role of public action in our church.  Read more recent reflectionsRead More →

Thanks to David Rhoads,  Paul Santmire, and Norman Habel who share here their Chapter 2 of “The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary” (Fortress Press 2011). Please download and share the excerpt here- then buy the whole book! This resource is a timeless guide for anyone curious about integrating caringRead More →