We Are What He Has Made Us – Tom Mundahl reflects on our role in Christ’s renewing of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 The Religion ofRead More →

Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice – Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 For those preaching about ecological justice duringRead More →

Let’s Have a Lenten Fast from Our Consumer Economy! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the continuation and completion of the Sabbath. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Thirds Sunday in Lent, Year B (1012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 As weRead More →

Formed to “See” in the Way of the Cross – Robert Saler reflects on the scandalous particularity of our particular Messiah’s mission. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 InRead More →

The Way It Is – Tom Mundahl reflects on the gospel paradox. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-15 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 While this week’s readings vigorously underline God’s faithful keeping of covenantRead More →

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 →

Wilderness As a Place of Possibilities – Tom Mundahl reflects on finding hope in barrenness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Forty days and forty nights. Time inRead More →

From Dust, To Dust  – Kris Litman-Koon explores how Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reassess what we value with God, with neighbor, and with creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Ash Wednesday, Years A, B, and C (2023, 2026) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Isaiah 58:1-12 (alternate) Psalm 51:1-17 2Read More →

Let Light Shine Out of Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmic Christ revealed in the Transfiguration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) 2 Kings 2:1-2 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 “For those who areRead More →

New Creation Is Proactive: Regenerative and Restoring – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming full participants in maximizing life’s creativity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 “For those whoRead More →