Now is the acceptable time—to speak out boldly! – Leah Schade reflects on prophetic voice in the midst of the storm. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41   Job 38 8 “OrRead More →

“The Week” is a three-part group experience to help us clearly see what the climate crisis will look like and what we can do about it. It’s comprised of three episodes and three discussions, often (but not exclusively!) viewed within a week– hence the name. The three episodes follow a “U-shaped” journey; day one focusesRead More →

Here Am I! – Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the The Holy Trinity, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 The Isaiah text and Psalm 29 for Trinity SundayRead 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 →

Preaching the Adventure of Passion – Robert Saler reflects on being a listening church. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 Those who would preach creation care in connection with theRead More →

From Dust, To Dust  – Kris Litman-Koon explores how Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reassess what we value with God, with neighbor, and with creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Ash Wednesday, Years A, B, and C (2023, 2026) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Isaiah 58:1-12 (alternate) Psalm 51:1-17 2Read More →

For Those Who Are in Christ, Creation Is New! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on driving out the demon of climate change denial. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 “For thoseRead More →

This Changes Everything:  No Longer Business as Usual – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him in his struggle to overturn the existing order. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jonah 3:1-5, 10 PsalmRead More →

Earth’s Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Christmas Eve worship offers nothing less than powerful simplicity.  Whether itRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more forcefully duringRead More →