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 →

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 →

Shepherds and Children – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The readings forRead More →

Heaven-Sent Bread –  Amy Carr reflects on how the bread of life moves us more fully into an appreciation of this beloved created world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29Read More →