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 →

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 →

Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully during Advent than theRead More →

A Parable about Caring for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on being grounded in the earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 The readings for this Sunday after Pentecost remind us that,Read More →

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Paul Santmire talks with Lisa Dahill, the Miriam Therese Winter Chair for Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Director of the Center for Transformative Spirituality at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Among many other things, they discuss the vulnerability of getting barefoot in the Eucharist, poetic gifts in the paw prints of bears, and viewingRead More →

In Praise of Generosity – Paul Santmire reflects on a kairos moment for Americans. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 In the liberal state of Massachusetts, a woman phoned intoRead More →

An Outsider’s Wit and a Grafting God: Playing for a Change – Amy Carr reflects on honesty and play as eco-justice resources. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14 – 20, Year A (2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20], 21-28 All sortsRead More →

In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreementsRead More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year A (2020, 2023) 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction It’s no secret that the United States’ narrative of individualism and self-sufficiency has and is devastating our environment and many communities whoRead More →

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Rev. Matthew Zemanick, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response Initiatives joined us to consider all the ways we can “lend a hand” before, during, and after a natural disaster.  The work of educating our communities and and getting to know the people and resources in them are critical aspects of disaster preparedness  – and often theRead More →