Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully during Advent than theRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more forcefully duringRead More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year A (2020, 2023) 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction It’s no secret that the United States’ narrative of individualism and self-sufficiency has and is devastating our environment and many communities whoRead More →

All Creation Looks Forward to God’s Glory – Dennis Ormseth reflects on mountain experiences. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Mountains matter. Beginning with the readings for the Fourth Sunday afterRead More →

Restored to the Eternal Motion of God’s Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling us from self-promotion and self-interest to joy-filled service for Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 TheRead More →

Diversity and Unity, Uniqueness and Sameness – Jeremiah Sassaman reflects on loving all and being “with” all humanity and creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 Standing and gazing out over the crowd thisRead More →