God’s Graceful Work – Robert Saler reflects on some theses on preaching creation care on Passion Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Mark 11:1-11 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1 – 15:47 1) It is ofRead More →

We Are What He Has Made Us – Tom Mundahl reflects on our role in Christ’s renewing of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 The Religion ofRead More →

Let’s Have a Lenten Fast from Our Consumer Economy! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the continuation and completion of the Sabbath. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Thirds Sunday in Lent, Year B (1012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 As weRead 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 →

Stay Alert with Hope; and Beware the Consumers of Christmas. – Tom Mundahl reflects on hope, watching, and serving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 In a recent review ofRead More →

Reforming the Reformation – Tom Martin reflects on iconoclastic homiletics for Reformation Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Reformation Sunday, Year A (2023, 2026) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 Stories of Beginnings are, like the fields of force reaching out from the quantum void, vehiclesRead More →

Things Fall Apart: One Center Holds – Paul Santmire reflects on a counter-cultural alternative to a consumer economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Psalm 25:1-9 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Some of the mostRead More →

Living into a Vision of Sustainability for the Whole Earth Community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Good Shepherd Sunday, as thisRead More →

We Need a “Conversion to Earth!” – Leah Schade reflects on lives being changed. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Hearts burning, eyes opened, lives changed, communities revitalized.Read More →

God’s Ways – Liv Larson Andrews reflects on peace, darkness, and time. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday in Advent, Year A (2022, 2025) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 Isaiah 2:1-5 The tools for peace are the tools that tend the land. Though IRead More →