Reflections and Inspiration

Santmire maintains that those who would follow Jesus are mandated not just to care for the earth and all its creatures but also to contemplate the beauties of the whole creation, beginning with "the lilies of the field." His first-person reflections range from "Scything with God" to "Rediscovering Saint Francis in Stone," from "Taking a Plunge in the Niagara River" to "Pondering the Darkness of Nature." Behold the Lilies offers brief spiritual reflections that can be read in any order, over a period of time.  Read more and order.

Audio and Video Talks and Interviews

Why We Don't Act and How We Can
David Rhoads, Krost Symposium, September 17, 2014, Texas Lutheran University

"Why Lutherans Should Care about and for Creation"Interview with David Rhoads, LRC Director (audio) on  "The Seminary Explores", Gettysburg Seminary,

Teaching Environmental Ethics: Feeding “The Good Wolf” by Dr. Leah D. Schade

In the Spring of 2016 I taught a course entitled Environmental Ethics at Susquehanna University. Having taught a similar course the previous semester, I knew that the study of environmental ethics can easily devolve into a spiral of pessimism, given the unprecedented challenges we face .... [Read More]

"A Shared Concern" (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst

Essays & Articles

"To Bless the World Around Us" by Kim Winchell, Gather (Women of the ELCA magazine), October 2015 (requires subscription to view)

"Co-Creators with God" by Noni Strand, Gather (Women of the ELCA magazine), April 2015 (requires subscription to view)

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

Lutheran Sacramental Imagination by Larry Rasmussen, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, February 12, 2014

Getting Green Faithfully, Seminary Ridge Review, Autumn 2012

COMPASS Navigating Faith and Finances
Engaging young adults in conversations about faith and finance

"Living Earth" Reflections from the ELCA Advocacy Office 

Archive of Reflections
Creation Care Sermons 

"Lord, We Believe. Help Our Unbelief," a sermon by Prof. Gil Waldkoenig

Find more sermons on the Preaching page of this site

Sermons from the Annual Interfaith Power & Light

Creation Salvation," Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI, February 16, 2014  
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Sermon for Epiphany 5A, the Rev. Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Worship and Christian Spirituality, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
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Sermon for Epiphany 6A, Dr. Peter W. Bakken, Coordinator, Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light

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