“Rediscovery of Early Twentieth-Century Ecotheology”, Open Theology. An open access article about the early history of eco-theology, 1900-1954, leading up to Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler’s early ecotheological writing. The Pastoral Challenge of the Environmental Crisis: Environmental Anxiety and Lutheran ‘Eco-Reformation’, Dialog, Summer 2016 (subscription or purchase required). Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of ClimateRead More →

Christian Faith and Environmental Ethics: Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac and Luther’s Freedom of A Christian A timeless reflection shared by Marcia Bunge at Luther College in 1994 . Here Bunge relates the writings of revered conservationist, Aldo Leopold with the Doctrine of Creation and Justification from the Lutheran/Christian traditions.Read More →

by David Rhoads Steward is a biblical term that refers to a manager who is responsible for the goods and property of another. A steward is not therefore an owner, but one who has a responsibility to an owner to treat property with care and respect. Stewardship is a term that refers toRead More →

L: For the marvelous grace of your Creation, we pour out our thanks to You, our God. C: We praise you, O Lord for plants growing in earth and water, for life inhabiting lakes and seas, for life creeping in soils and land, for creatures living in wetlands and waters,Read More →

I. What is Baptism? Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God’s command and connected with God’s Word. What then is this word of God? Where our Lord Christ says in Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in theRead More →

Our Father in heaven. What is this? With these words God wants to attract us, so that we come to believe that he is truly our Father and we are truly his children, in order that we may ask him boldly and with complete confidence, as loving children ask theirRead More →

The 1st Article, on Creation I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. What is this? I believe that God has created me together with all that exists. God has given me and still preserves my body and soul: eyes, ears, and all limbs and senses; reasonRead More →

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God above all things. Think! Read Matthew 5:45. Jesus makes a promise of sun and rain, that this is always around us—good or bad, human or not. How does this promiseRead More →

We marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the occasion of Martin Luther writing his 95 Theses. For those of us living with the Reformation heritage, however, another of his writings has likely been more influential in shaping our identity: his Small Catechism of 1528. The occasion for thisRead More →