NEW 2014 Season of Creation worship.
For lections, liturgies, and other ideas to plan this fall, four-Sunday alternative season in the church year, plus a sample sermon and a handout of Actions and Resources for each Sunday,
NEW 2017 Observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
For plans and proposals for an Eco-Reformation, Click here.
Chicago Table Talks
Last January, Trinity Seminary student Delaney Schlake sat down with members of the LSTC faculty and staff to talk about their passions and hopes for the present and future of creation care at the seminary. [Read More]
Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia
How many young people does it take to screw in a light bulb? What sounds like the start to an overused joke was in fact a serious question when high school youth volunteered to help improve energy efficiency at Koinonia Camp. [Read More]
Congregations Turn to Compost for Lessons on Life,Death and the Environment
by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
"[The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago] produces 400 cubic feet of compost each year for its vegetable and landscape gardens, diverting more than 800 cubic feet of waste from the landfill, said Jim Schaal, sustainability coordinator. [Read the full RNS story]
Click here for more information about and pictures of composting at LSTC.
Order EarthBound video series at half price using LRC discount coupon!
This cutting-edge series, filmed in high definition, takes Martin Luther´s breakthrough understanding of Justification and Vocation and explodes it across God´s magnificent creation.
UN Climate Summit: The UN Secretary General has convened world leaders in September to address decisions on climate. [Read more].
The People’s March at the UN Climate Summit, September 21. The Peoples Climate March has been organized for Sunday, September 21 to demonstrate massive public support for the goals of the UN Climate Summit. Join the March with other Lutherans. [Learn More].
Clean air for all God’s children: ELCA invites you to support the EPA’s proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions. [Read More and Take Action]
ELCA: Take Action on Climate Change
Learn more and do your part to address climate change. Click Here.
Lutheran Testimony. Given at the US EPA Hearings on the EPA Clean Climate proposal to reduce carbon emissions. To read the testimony given by three Lutherans, click here.
Petition to address climate change. National Religious Partnership for the environment is gathering signatures on a petition to address climate change to be delivered to the Senate and Administration in September before the UN Climate Summit. Read and sign the petition: www.faithclimatepetition.org.
News release: ELCA and Episcopal Presiding Bishops support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on carbon emissions.[Read More]
News release: The Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly voted for repeal of all environmental and public health exemptions on shale gas and oil drilling. [Read More]
LRC PROFILE: Lisa Dahill
Seminaries Page Co-editor
She is a poet and spiritual director, eager to connect with any and all who share passions for thinking the faith outdoors.[Read More]
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LRC RESOURCES FOR PREACHING
NEW EACH WEEK The Common Lectionary
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard is not about Justice but about Acceptance in an Economy of Grace.
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). A Parable Proposes an Unlimited Economy of Grace.
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth). Love your Neighborhood!
BE A PRESENCE AT YOUR SYNOD CONVENTION: Click here for ideas/resources.
BIBLE AND ECOLOGY RESOURCES Click here
Sermons from the Interfaith Power & Light National Preach-In on Climate Change
Sermon Added - Click here
Harnessing “The Butterfly Effect”
A Joint Book Review of
Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
By The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade, Ph.D.