Care for creation and wait in patience. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Habakkuk 2:1-4 and Luke 17:5-10 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for October 2-8, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 For more than fifteen yearsRead More →

What hope is there unless we address our consumption? – Tom Mundah reflects on the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for September 25 – October 1, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19Read More →

Embracing a gift economy – Tom Mundahl reflects on Luke 16:1-13. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for September 18-24, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 A recent steamy August afternoon found my son and me in a movieRead More →

Wisdom leads us to change our relationships with our animal brothers and sisters in God’s creation.  Leah Schade reflects on the second Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Second Sunday (Animal), Season of Creation, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Read More →

We are called to exercise the “priestly task” of interceding before corporations, military organizations, and governments that destroy God’s creation.  – Tom Mundahl reflects on Exodus 32:7-14 and Luke 15 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary   Readings for September 11-17, Year C: (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Exodus 32:7-14 PsalmRead More →

Following Jesus into Earth: A New Reformation? – Robert Saler reflects on Luke 14:25-33 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for September 4-10, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Lutherans Restoring Creation, as a movement, has been known toRead More →

Keeping Ecological Theology from Becoming Ideology: Robert Saler reflects on Luke 14:7-14 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for August 28 – September 3, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 From an ecological perspective, this week’sRead More →

The Tension Between Action and Rest — In the Right Balance: Robert Saler reflects on Luke 13:10-17 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for August 21-27, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71: 1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 One of the most striking thingsRead More →

Hard Sayings of Jesus: Blessing or Naming? – Robert Saler reflects on Luke 12:49-56 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for August 14-20, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022)  Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56 In a Christian Century blog in which I discussed this Sunday’sRead More →

Freedom from Fear is Freedom to Act:  Robert Saler reflects on Luke 12:32-40 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for August 7-13, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 20-23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 Well-cathechized Lutherans tend to be familiar with mostRead More →