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Preaching on Creation: Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 12) in Year B (Ormseth12)

Preaching on Creation: Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 12) in Year B (Ormseth12)

Our human harmony with all of life is grounded in the great, all-encompassing, self-giving of God. - Dennis Ormseth Care ...
Preaching on Creation: Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 5) in Year B (Ormseth15)

Preaching on Creation: Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 5) in Year B (Ormseth15)

A flourishing planet in which all of life together is filled with the glory of God. - Dennis Ormseth Care ...
Preaching on Creation: Fifth Sunday of Easter (April 28) in Year B (Ormseth18)

Preaching on Creation: Fifth Sunday of Easter (April 28) in Year B (Ormseth18)

In Christ's Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose - Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for ...
Preaching on Creation: Fifth Sunday of Easter (April 28) in Year B (Ormseth12)

Preaching on Creation: Fifth Sunday of Easter (April 28) in Year B (Ormseth12)

Vine and Branches Rooted in God’s Good Earth - Dennis Ormseth reflects on hope for all who live in exile from ...
Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Fourth Sunday of Easter in Year B (Ormseth12)

Dwelling in the Presence of the “Good Shepherd” - Dennis Ormseth reflects on being "at home" in creation. Care for Creation ...
Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 21) in Year B (Ormseth18)

Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 21) in Year B (Ormseth18)

All Creation Is Raised Up - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary ...
Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 21) in Year B (Ormseth15)

Preaching on Creation: Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 21) in Year B (Ormseth15)

Creation is our Home, the Abiding Place of Nurture and Sustenance - Dennis Ormseth reflects on the manner with which we ...
Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday in Year B (Ormseth15)

Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday in Year B (Ormseth15)

The Site of Earthly Practice - Dennis Ormseth reflects on The Temple being relocated in the meal and in the garden ...
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Let’s Talk! video interview with Lisa Dahill

Paul Santmire talks with Lisa Dahill, the Miriam Therese Winter Chair for Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Director of the Center ...
Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

Season of Creation: Focusing Worship on God as Creator

We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend ...
Sowing the Seeds of Transformation (prayer)

Sowing the Seeds of Transformation (prayer)

This prayer was created for use during the March against Fossil Fuels: (September 17, 2023) but can be used for ...
Shame, Guilt, Empathy, Lament... Tools or Toxins?

Shame, Guilt, Empathy, Lament… Tools or Toxins?

In our work,  we often “try not to shame” people to change their ways and encourage just infrastructure change.  We ...
Continuing Education and Online Learning Opportunities in Eco-Theology and Environmental Justice

Continuing Education and Online Learning Opportunities in Eco-Theology and Environmental Justice

There are a growing number of learning opportunities from seminaries and other trusted institutions (many are online and free). We ...
FACT: The Earth is Good

FACT: The Earth is Good

FACT: The Earth is Good! Get the Good News (watch below) in less than 2 minutes and share with someone ...
Special Caring for Creation Celebration (Bethel - WI)

Special Caring for Creation Celebration (Bethel – WI)

Special Caring for Creation Celebration November 13 and 20 ...
Author, H. Paul Santmire - Connections Call (Sept. 27, 2022)

Author, H. Paul Santmire – Connections Call (Sept. 27, 2022)

Thank you to theologian and fellow eco-activist, H. Paul Santmire, who joined the Lutherans Restoring Creation network to offer hope ...
Amending the Christian Story: Conversation with Ron Rude (June 2022)

Amending the Christian Story: Conversation with Ron Rude (June 2022)

Thanks to Pastor Zach Parris (AKA- The Vinyl Preacher) for welcoming us in to conversation with Pastor Ron Rude about his ...
Northern IL Synod's Season of Creation Resources

Northern IL Synod’s Season of Creation Resources

The Creation Care Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod happily provides valuable resources to make celebrating Season of Creation within ...
Five Theses for Earth Day (Rhoads & Santmire)

Five Theses for Earth Day (Rhoads & Santmire)

The Board of Directors of Lutherans Restoring Creation thanks Rev. Dr. David Rhoads and Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire for ...
Creation-themed monthly video devotion: Trees

Creation-themed monthly video devotion: Trees

The Creation Care Team of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles, WA produces a monthly creation-themed video devotion. This month's ...
A Grounded Faith: Reconnecting with Creator and Creation in the Season of Lent (2022)

A Grounded Faith: Reconnecting with Creator and Creation in the Season of Lent (2022)

Find out more about how to become engaged with a community of others readers working through this devotional at EcoFaith ...
Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges--including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic ...
Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew ...
Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

After several years of research and writing and teaching, with worldview-altering insights into Nature's natural sciences and life's experience, "Amending ...
Suggested Hymns for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Suggested Hymns for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Title ELW GTG Other All Earth is Hopeful 266 Blessed Be the God of Israel 250, 552 109 Comfort, Comfort ...
Suggested Hymns for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Suggested Hymns for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Title ELW GTG Other A Thousand Stars     SWMN 186 Above the Moon Earth Rises     SWMN 20 ...
The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery (Herald Press, 2021)

The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery (Herald Press, 2021)

White settlers saw land for the taking. They failed to consider the perspective of the people already here. In The ...
Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press, 2013)

Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press, 2013)

The increasingly pressing situation of Planet Earth poses urgent ethical questions for Christians. But, as Cynthia Moe-Lobeda argues, the future ...
Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species ...
Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community (Fortress Press, 2010)

Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community (Fortress Press, 2010)

While many manuals advise clergy and congregants on tactics for church survival or thriving, few address the deepest identity, shape, ...