You are what you worship.
Worship is formational. The words we say and sing inform the way we follow Christ and shape our understanding of God. The prophet Amos shares God's anger at worship that is divorced from justice:
I hate, I reject your festivals;
I don’t enjoy your joyous assemblies.
If you bring me your entirely burned offerings and gifts of food—
I won’t be pleased;
I won’t even look at your offerings of well-fed animals.
Take away the noise of your songs;
I won’t listen to the melody of your harps.
But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5: 21-24 (CEB)
Because Scripture says that "the whole creation is groaning together" for the revelation of God's children (Rom. 8:22), and because we are called into Christ's work of the reconciliation of all things (2 Cor. 5:17-19), our vision is:
to serve our incarnate God by envisioning a just earth, working for liberation, and learning from intersectionality as we worship our Creator in Spirit and truth.
Let Justice Roll Down! accomplishes this task by creating and curating liturgical resources that call the church into ecological faithfulness.
When we worship, we are formed to be like God, the One who lovingly created and cares for the whole of the cosmos. As we face the unprecedented challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, churches are uniquely positioned to organize for justice. The resources on this site are curated to assist worship planners in designing services that celebrate our Creator and call us to the task of joining the Creator's work in the world.
Serving an Incarnate God
We seek to support those in any and all Christian traditions to live out our commitment to serve and worship the Creator God who walks with us.
Envisioning a Just Earth
We are convicted by the evils of ecological neglect, environmental racism, and unchecked consumerism. We long for the whole earth to be redeemed.
Working for Liberation
The Spirit constantly moves toward liberation for all those bound by oppressive systems - both the oppressor and the oppressed. We are called to join this movement.
Learning from Intersectionality
As Lilla Watson suggests, our liberation is bound up in one another, and we cannot address one issue of injustice without learning to listen to others' experiences.
Worshiping the Creator in Spirit and Truth
If you're looking for worship elements to incorporate in your planning process, the Liturgies Prayer Book has entries of all kinds. These elements are searchable by keywords, scriptures, themes, names, etc. Just use the search bar in the Liturgies tab.
Also included in the Liturgies Prayer Book are links to websites, books, articles, blogs, events, etc. that connect to our mission.