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

It Can’t Happen Here – Tom Mundahl reflects on prophetic voice and lament. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year A (2020, 2023) 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 freshmanRead More →

Come and See – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s gift of water. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundhal in 2017) Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 On the day of my ordination atRead More →

Granting Time, Rupturing Time: Robert Saler reflects on Isaiah 11 and Matthew 3 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the Second Sunday in Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 8-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12Read More →

Is Distance Our Security? Embracing Interdependence Joyfully: Robert Saler reflects on Luke 12:13-21 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for July 31 – August 6, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Theologian Joseph Sittler once made the pointRead More →

Can we be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28 (22) Galatians 3:23–29 Luke 8:26–39 Our reading of the texts for the previousRead More →