Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice – Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 For those preaching about ecological justice duringRead More →

It Can’t Happen Here – Tom Mundahl reflects on prophetic voice and lament. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10 (11-15) 16-18 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 When I read Camus’ novel The Plague during my freshman year in college,Read More →

Come and See – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s gift of water. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 On the day of my ordination at First Lutheran Church, Little Falls, MN, in late September ofRead More →

Granting Time, Rupturing Time – Robert Saler reflects on the real objects of our piety. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 8-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 In his deeply insightful book Capitalism and ReligionRead More →

Is Distance Our Security? – Robert Saler reflects on embracing interdependence joyfully. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Hosea 11:1-11 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (semicontinuous reading) Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Theologian Joseph Sittler once made theRead More →

Generosity, Candor in Brokenness, and Resilient Hope  – Dennis Ormseth wonders if we can be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28 (22) Galatians 3:23–29 Luke 8:26–39Read More →

As institutions and individuals we have a hard time understanding and being in control of how our money is used as consumers and investors. On March 22, 2022 we heard from few fellow Lutherans (who are) Restoring Creation as to resources they have found helpful, networks they are a part of, and potential techniques weRead More →

NOW. – Tom Martin reflects on the prophets and Jesus calling us to ecojustice “today.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21 The texts from Nehemiah and Luke combine nicely to create a sermon about ecojustice. Read More →

Has God Thrown a New Star in Our Sky? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on needing wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12Read More →