Practice Resurrection – Tom Mundahl reflects on the story told by how we live. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 As he finishes one of his best-known poems, “Manifesto: the Mad FarmerRead More →

A Meal for All Sorts of Hunger – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a broad resurrection vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 or JohnRead More →

A Reconfigured Parable – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the unlimited economy of grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:[1-7]8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 With a compelling primary theme of forgiveness, the readings for this Sunday afterRead More →

Following Jesus as Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on self-centered reasons and altruism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 In our comment on the lections for lastRead More →

In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreementsRead More →

Desist from Ecological Destruction, NOW! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the ecological integrity of all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 44:6-8 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 88:12-25 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Notice the ecology of theseRead More →

Empowered in God’s Love for the Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on earth-honoring faith. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12 “Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the Lord, and youRead More →

Part 3: “Francis: Man of Wealth” – Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Note:  October 4th is the Festival of St. Francis.  This series affords the preacher an opportunity to address the texts of the three successive Sundays with St. Francis in mind. Themes: SeptemberRead More →