Writings

Why do Lutherans Believe in the Resurrection of the Body?

by Cameron Harder at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Saskatoon Well, let’s back up and ask “Should they?”  Each Sunday we ...
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Bibliography of Ecology and Faith

Biblical Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010). Bauckham, Richard. Living with Other Creatures: ...
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Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation

Reflections on a Lutheran Theology of Creation: Foundations for a New Reformation By David Rhoads Published in the Seminary Ridge ...
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American Lutherans Engage Ecological Theology

American Lutherans Engage Ecological Theology: The First Chapter, 1962-2012, And Its Legacy1 by Paul Santmire Ecological theology is a relatively ...
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What’s Next for the Reformation?

The following are excerpts from an article calling for ongoing reformation that embraces case for creation. What's next for the ...
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Eco-Justice Criticism of the New Testament

Who Will Speak for the Sparrow? by David Rhoads Giving Voice to Nature in Biblical Interpretation. In recent decades, there ...
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Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis' Letter on Climate Change

Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis’ Letter on Climate Change

This is a four week study intended for church adult education, college, or seminary classrooms. The study takes up the theme ...
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Ecological Christianity through Luther’s Small Catechism

We marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with the occasion of Martin Luther writing his 95 Theses. For those ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Ten Commandments

The 1st Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What is this? We are to fear, love, and trust God ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Creed

The 1st Article, on Creation I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. What is this? I ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven. What is this? With these words God wants to attract us, so that we come to ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of Baptism

I. What is Baptism? Baptism is not simply plain water. Instead, it is water used according to God's command and ...
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Ecological Christianity Through The Sacrament of the Altar

What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under ...
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This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of ...
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Let All Creation Praise! - companion site

Let All Creation Praise! – companion site

Our ecumenical companion site, www.LetAllCreationPraise.org , is maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall. This site ...
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Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change from A New Awakening, an ecumenical movement for climate solutions ...
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17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade Here are 17 ideas excerpted from my book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, ...
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Companion Sites

Lutherans Restoring Creation greatly appreciates the volunteers who keep the following resources updated. We are also blessed to have a ...
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Johan Bergh: Luther as Environmentalist

Johan Bergh: Luther as Environmentalist

Download, read, and share widely this brief reflection from active disciple, Dr. Johan Bergh.  In his piece, published in the ...
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A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

Thanks to David Rhoads,  Paul Santmire, and Norman Habel who share here their Chapter 2 of "The Season of Creation: ...
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Justified by Land and Faith

Christian Faith and Environmental Ethics: Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac and Luther's Freedom of A Christian A timeless reflection shared ...
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Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Behold the Lilies: Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature:  A Primer  (2017) Read a chapter: From Lake Wobegon to the ...
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The Stewardship of Creation: A Theological Reflection

by David Rhoads Steward is a biblical term that refers to a manager who is responsible for the goods and property ...
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Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God by Brian E. Konkol Brian Konkol served in South Africa as ELCA ...
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Articles by Panu Pihkala, University of Helsinki

“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 ...
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Litany for our Personal Covenant with Creation

L: For the marvelous grace of your Creation, we pour out our thanks to You, our God. C: We praise ...
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Sacraments and Creation

The sacraments are occasions to reflect on human relationships with the rest of creation. Different Christian communities recognize different sacraments ...
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“A Shared Concern” (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst

A Shared Concern This is a collective obligation, this is a collective effort by humanity as a whole, by all ...
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Climate Change as a Perfect Moral Storm

Climate Change as a Perfect Moral Storm by Larry Rasmussen, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, February 12, 2014 ...
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Waiting for Lutherans

"Waiting for the Lutherans" An article by Larry Rasmussen in Currents and Theology and Mission ...
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