Creational Blessing – Dennis Ormseth reflects on resisting domination and living into God’s promises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17- 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Jesus’ encounter with “someRead More →

Rejecting Dominion – Dennis Ormseth reflects on our status as children of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13 Luke’s version of the temptation of Jesus inRead More →

The Journeying One –  Tom Mundahl reflects on living toward a new creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] As we complete the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany complex, once more weRead More →

Erasing Old Limits – Tom Mundahl reflects on new and imaginative communities of caritas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 In a talk entitled “Health is Membership,” occasioned by seeingRead More →

Jubilee Thinking – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a sense of proper order.  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21 As we continue our Epiphany journey celebrating the manifestation of GodRead More →

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 →