The Power of Servanthood to Break Through Boundaries – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be servants of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 TimothyRead More →

“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with humankind.” – Tom Mundahl reflects on all being made new. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 It is almostRead More →

Holding All Things Together – Tom Mundahl reflects on being a new wearer of clothes. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 Many of us received new clothes asRead More →

“This is what love looks like!” – Tom Mundahl reflects on resisting global climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 In his thoughtful commentary on Second Isaiah, PaulRead More →

Earth, Sky, and Water – Tom Mundahl reflects on “the commons” we all share. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 We have spentRead More →

Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s shalom trumping “royal theologies.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 Many have read withRead More →

Practice Resurrection – Tom Mundahl reflects on the story told by how we live. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2021, 2024) 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:Read More →

How can we allow the religion of consumption to threaten God’s future? – Tom Mundahl reflects on turning from darkness to light. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22 EphesiansRead More →

Fake News – Tom Mundahl reflects on the alternative. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2020, 2023) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 While there have always been questions about the accuracy of journalism, onlyRead More →

Living in Promises and Hope – Tom Mundahl reflects on land and the struggle to “till (serve) and keep” it to this day. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundhal in 2017) Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) GenesisRead More →