Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming – Robert Saler reflects on God’s healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year B ( 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Whenever I teach seminars about the relationship between ourRead More →

This Changes Everything:  No Longer Business as Usual – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him in his struggle to overturn the existing order. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jonah 3:1-5, 10 PsalmRead More →

We Are the People of God’s Pasture! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7a Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus identifies withRead More →

In Praise of Generosity – Paul Santmire reflects on a kairos moment for Americans. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 In the liberal state of Massachusetts, a woman phoned intoRead More →

Acceptance in an Economy of Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the workers in the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 The readings for this Sunday after Pentecost inviteRead More →

Love Your Neighbor! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on cultivating a sense of place, where love for one another includes all of life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 With the texts forRead More →

In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreementsRead More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year A (2020, 2023) 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction It’s no secret that the United States’ narrative of individualism and self-sufficiency has and is devastating our environment and many communities whoRead More →

a flood of water showing just the tops of cars

Rev. Matthew Zemanick, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response Initiatives joined us to consider all the ways we can “lend a hand” before, during, and after a natural disaster.  The work of educating our communities and and getting to know the people and resources in them are critical aspects of disaster preparedness  – and often theRead More →