Freedom from Fear is Freedom to Act – Robert Saler reflects on the conerstone Lutheran slogan, “justification by grace through faith apart from works.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 (semicontinuous reading)Read More →

Let Repentance Linger – Robert Saler reflects on refusing to rush to easy consolation to create space for authentic encounter with God’s call for change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 55:1-9Read More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiateRead More →

Space and Time Are Opened for the Renewal of Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on all things falling within reach of salvation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary By Dennis Ormseth Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Micah 5:2-5a LukeRead More →

Prophets and Apostles in Our Midst  – Amy Carr reflects on a God-driven vision of right relations in our shared world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year B (2021, 2024) Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 In light ofRead More →

In Christ’s Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 In the readingsRead More →

This Changes Everything: No Longer Business as Usual – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him in his struggle to overturn the existing order. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  JonahRead More →

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11Read More →