Meet Our Eco-Justice Commentators

Creation-Justice Commentary for Lent and Easter Season.

Lutherans Restoring Creation is once again providing fresh and timely creation-justice commentary on the Common Lectionary lessons from the First Sunday in Lent to the Day of Pentecost.

Tom Mundahl will offer the commentary for the five Sundays in Lent. Dr. Mundahl has served as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in St. Louis Park, MN, has taught in higher education, and led numerous Care of the Earth workshops.

Dr. Leah Schade with provide reflections on Passion Sunday. She served a parish in Pennsylvania and initiated creation-justice efforts there around local issues. She authored Creation-Crisis Preaching and now teaches preaching and worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

Kiara Jorgenson gives reflections on the three days of prayer from Maundy Thursday to the resurrection. Dr. Jorgenson recently received her PhD from Luther Seminary and will soon begin a teaching position in Religion and Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College.

Dennis Ormseth presents exegetical reflections from Easter Sunday through the Day of Pentecost. Dr. Ormseth served as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in St. Louis Park, MN, and as campus pastor at Purdue University; he taught History of Christian Thought at Holy Cross College and Luther Seminary.  In retirement, he helps to lead the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA.

The creation-justice reflections are marked by substantive commentary on the texts. They integrate care for creation and justice for Earth community into their exposition of the texts and in their reflections on the contemporary world. Given the tenuous ecological state of the world and the renewed commitment of the church to address environmental issues, this commentary is of utmost importance for our congregations and their members. To access the commentary reflections, go to