We need wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Epiphany of Our Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Years A, B, and C Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 EphesiansRead More →

The “great gathering” of Earth community encompasses the material world of God’s good creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on our use of the gifts of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Second Sunday after Christmas, YearRead More →

Faithfulness and Creativity: Robert Saler reflects on the example of Saint Joseph. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 The readingsRead More →

God’s presence and blessing are the source of our care for creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jacob wrestling with God and the Parable of the Unjust Judge Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2Read More →

Care for creation and wait in patience. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Habakkuk 2:1-4 and Luke 17:5-10 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for October 2-8, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 For more than fifteen yearsRead More →

We are called to exercise the “priestly task” of interceding before corporations, military organizations, and governments that destroy God’s creation.  – Tom Mundahl reflects on Exodus 32:7-14 and Luke 15 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary   Readings for September 11-17, Year C: (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Exodus 32:7-14 PsalmRead More →

Divine Recapitulation – Robert Saler reflects on being called to join God’s material improvisation of salvation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 For ecological theologians, theRead More →

Call It Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on whether we must appeal to “self-interest” in order to love creation as our neighbor. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 TheRead More →

All Will Indeed Be Well – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Wisdom as the careful husbanding of resources for the protection, enhancement, and nurture of all creatures. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 62:1-5Psalm 36:5-101Read More →

A Costly Calling – Tom Mundahl reflects on the courage and action required to be prophetic for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 In 2015 the Twin CitiesRead More →