Good Laws or Pure Persons? – Amy Carr reflects on the nature of pollution. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 8 – September 3, Year B (2021, 2024) Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Read alongside our burning questionsRead More →

On Star Trek and Saving the Planet: Messianic Miracles in a New Key – Amy Carr reflects on living toward a vision of right relations amid varying degrees of conflict. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year B (2021, 2024) 2 Kings 4:42-44Read More →

Heaven-Sent Bread –  Amy Carr reflects on how the bread of life moves us more fully into an appreciation of this beloved created world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29Read More →

Prophets and Apostles in Our Midst  – Amy Carr reflects on a God-driven vision of right relations in our shared world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year B (2021, 2024) Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 In light ofRead More →

God Does Not Desire That Creatures Suffer  – Amy Carr reflects on waiting and suffering, fairness and balance. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year B (2021, 2024) Lamentations 3:22-33 or Wisdom1:13-15, 2:23-24 Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 LamentationsRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play inRead More →

Ecojustice Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C:  Amy Carr reflects on Luke 14:25-33 and Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Readings for September 4-10, Series C (2019, 2022) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Sitting down to think about the cost of a venture before beginning it—to see if oneRead More →

Ecojustice Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C: Amy Carr reflects on Luke 14:7-14 and Hebrews 13 Readings for August 28 – September 3,  Series C (2019, 2022) Proverbs 25:6-7 [or Sirach 10:12-18, alternate] Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 In today’s gospel reading, Jesus uses theRead More →

Incline Your Ear and Listen Carefully – Amy Carr reflects on our response to grief, anguish, and the temptation to despair. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2020, 2023) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21Read More →