Part 1: “Francis: Prophet of God.” – Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Note: October 4th is the Festival of St. Francis. This series affords the preacher an opportunity to address the texts of the threeRead More →

Did God not make creation for the common good?  – Tom Mundahl reflects on threats to community well-being.    Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 54 James 3:13-4.3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 The readings for thisRead More →

“This is what love looks like!” – Tom Mundahl reflects on resisting global climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 In his thoughtful commentary on Second Isaiah, PaulRead More →

We offer creation focused commentaries for every week and lectionary cycle, but what about taking a step back and spend a whole season focused on God the Creator? The Season of Creation started in the 1990’s and has multiple expressions. The Season of Creation is typically celebrated from the beginningRead More →

Earth, Sky, and Water – Tom Mundahl reflects on “the commons” we all share. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 We have spentRead More →

Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35,Read More →

Impossible for Humans but Possible by God’s Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling people to relinquish wealth for others and on behalf of all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 PsalmRead More →

Reaching to the Heart of Faith – Tom Mundahl reflects on the church’s response to climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146 James 2:1-10,14-18 Mark 7:24-37 Although in our care for creation weRead More →

On Star Trek and Saving the Planet: Messianic Miracles in a New Key – Amy Carr reflects on living toward a vision of right relations amid varying degrees of conflict. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year B (2021, 2024) 2 Kings 4:42-44Read More →