Formed to “See” in the Way of the Cross – Robert Saler reflects on the scandalous particularity of our particular Messiah’s mission. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 InRead More →

Bearing God into the World – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ’s birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26Read More →

Let’s Just Start Over! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the start of Advent in the midst of pandemic, climate crisis, and racial violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Advent marksRead 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 →

A Great Unraveling? – Tom Mundahl reflects on God remembering. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 29:15-28 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 We routinely call the Sundays after Pentecost the Time of the Church or Ordinary Time.  ThisRead More →

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 →

Gentle Justice for People and Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on baptism and obedience. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, First Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34 -43 Matthew 3:13-17 As we celebrate the BaptismRead More →

Thank you to theologian and fellow eco-activist, H. Paul Santmire, who joined the Lutherans Restoring Creation network to offer hope and respite to carry with us in our work. Also consider the challenge Paul Santmire and David Rhoads (LRC founder) offer here (click). Bring this piece to your church group as you make comments onRead More →

Holding All Things Together – Tom Mundahl reflects on being a new wearer of clothes. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 Many of us received new clothes as Christmas gifts.  Some years ago,Read More →