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 →

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 →

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 →

It Can’t Happen Here – Tom Mundahl reflects on prophetic voice and lament. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10 (11-15) 16-18 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 When I read Camus’ novel The Plague during my freshman year in college,Read More →

Free Speech for Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots – Tom Martin reflects on Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, eco-justice, and glossolalia. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 7:37-39 Pentecost is about liberation.  To craftRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the first fruits of a restored creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is theRead More →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66 or Matthew 27:11-54 The Sunday of the Passion beginsRead More →

Come and See – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s gift of water. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 On the day of my ordination at First Lutheran Church, Little Falls, MN, in late September ofRead More →

Living in Promises and Hope – Tom Mundahl reflects on land and the struggle to “till (serve) and keep” it to this day. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-1, 13-17John 3:1-17 As we move from theRead More →