Courage – Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 While there is no doubt of the significance of Davidic pedigree (2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16),Read More →

Bearing God into the World – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ’s birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26Read More →

Rejoice? – Tom Mundahl reflects on joy in the midst of grief. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 The Third Sunday in Advent has traditionally been called “Gaudete Sunday,”Read More →

Joyful Anticipation of the Transformation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmological significance of Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 We gather, waiting forRead More →

Living the Anticipation, with Joy and New Light – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be whole. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 6:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Traditionally, the Third SundayRead More →

Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully during Advent than theRead More →

Advent Is about Gathering for the New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on wilderness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Again this second Sunday of Advent, we gatherRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more forcefully duringRead More →

Stay Alert with Hope; and Beware the Consumers of Christmas. – Tom Mundahl reflects on hope, watching, and serving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 In a recent review ofRead More →

Let’s Just Start Over! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the start of Advent in the midst of pandemic, climate crisis, and racial violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Advent marksRead More →