Faithfulness and Creativity: Robert Saler reflects on the example of Saint Joseph. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 The readingsRead More →

Granting Time, Rupturing Time: Robert Saler reflects on Isaiah 11 and Matthew 3 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the Second Sunday in Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 8-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12Read More →

Improvisation — A Christian Stance of Hopefulness:  Robert Saler reflects on Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14Read More →

Expanding the Imagination with Vision: Robert Saler reflects on Isaiah 35. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the Third Sunday in Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 The Isaiah textRead More →

Why bother with Advent?  Paul Santmire reflects on the start of the Advent season and offers a sermon example. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Paul Santmire in 2016) Readings for the First Sunday in Advent, Year A (2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122Read More →

It is the cosmic vulnerability that we have to honor if we want to worship the true king, the Cosmic Christ. – Leah Schade reflects on the readings for Christ the King Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday afterRead More →

God’s presence and blessing are the source of our care for creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jacob wrestling with God and the Parable of the Unjust Judge Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2Read More →

A reformation that recognizes God’s presence in all creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Romans 3:19-28 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Reformation Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 What can we preach faithfully onRead More →

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on Malachi 4:1-2a and Luke 21:5-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →

What it means to be servants of creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on 2 Kings 5 and Luke 17:11-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for October 9-15, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 As weRead More →