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 →

Hope for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the process of the whole creation being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027 ) Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27Read 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 →

Called to Re-member What Affirms Our Membership in a Newly Whole and Holy Creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the new creation of resurrection life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2,Read More →

Grace Is Wet – Tom Martin reflects on how water pervades, undergrids, and provides the medium for all life, both physical and spiritual. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Isaiah 62:1-5Psalm 36:5-101 Corinthians 12:1-11John 2:1-11 At the level of human concern weRead More →

Stay Together, Encourage One Another, and Actually Act – Tom Mundahl reflects on the connection between preparing the way and changing our ways. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6clima Last night I heard aRead More →

This book draws from Bloomquist’s many years and formative experiences as a pastor, theologian, activist, seminary professor, and speaker in a number of settings–both within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and ecumenically and globally. Drawing insights from many sources, Seeing-Remembering-Connecting proposes a new “church in society” framework, so that faith communities can engageRead More →

In Celebration of St. Francis – Nancy Wright reflects on four themes of creation care in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16 We are given a wonderful series of texts for aRead More →