Potluck Theology: Caring for Creation
The next Potluck Theology gathering is Monday, April 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share--whatever you can. At least bring yourself--some days that's all we can bring. If it's nice outside we'll meet on the plaza in front of the chuch. Or we'll meet in the Upper 220 Conference Room.
Tonight's discussion topic is "Caring for Creation." Lutherans have a beautiful theology of creation and Pastor Mike Wilker will lead our exploration. Here are some background papers you can read.
Stream, Flood and Spring: Water renewing the earth and church, by Pastor Benjamin Stewart, helps us experience and give thanks for God's renewal of the church and world through water. Stewart is an associate professor of worship at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. The article is the cover story of the new Living Lutheran magazine and website.
Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice is the ELCA's social statement on the environment. This document guides the ELCA's work and teaching about creation. For more information about ELCA social statements and for more resources for creation care see the ELCA Caring for Creation website.
Creation--Not for Sale is a new collection of essays from Lutheran theologians around the world on the occassion of the Reformation's 500th anniversary in 2017.