All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TED Talk, Terri Trespico, former editor and radio host for theRead 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 →

The Praising Human – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s love of life and delight in creation serving as a model for humanity’s role in the world.. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 2:1–21 or Genesis 11:1–9 Psalm 104:24–34, 35bRead More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiate the season of Lent onRead More →

Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 This Sunday’s gospel readingRead More →

Shepherds and Children – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The readings for this “Shepherd Sunday” ask usRead More →

The Bread of Christ Is Life, and All of Life Is Communion. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the divine energy filling all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 ItRead 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 with excitement Pope Francis’ encyclical, LaudatoRead More →

A New and Restorative Ordering of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the kingdom of God and the great ecology of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 TheRead More →

Turning Around and Rethinking the “Royal Theology” of Our Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on the appeal of kingdom, power, and exceptionalism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 As we move fromRead More →