Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s shalom trumping “royal theologies.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 Many have read with excitement Pope Francis’Read More →

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 →

Fire and Wind – Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into a force that takes action on behalf of God’s ailing creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 37:1-14 (alternate reading)Read More →

We Are What He Has Made Us – Tom Mundahl reflects on our role in Christ’s renewing of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 The Religion ofRead More →

Fake News – Tom Mundahl reflects on the alternative. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) 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, only in the pastRead More →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66 or Matthew 27:11-54 The Sunday of the Passion beginsRead 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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-1, 13-17John 3:1-17 As we move from theRead More →

The Way of Ecojustice in a Dangerous Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on our place in the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11 During times of crisis God’s people have not only returnedRead More →

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 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 As weRead 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 almost as if the remaining readingsRead More →