The Hospitality of the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on membership in contrast to individualism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7 – 13, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1 – 8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 TheRead More →

Bread That Gives Life to the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on the reverential economy of God’s grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24 – July 30, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 WhatRead More →

Coming Down to Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on our vocation to make earth a hospitable household for all. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B ( 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 DuringRead More →

Coming Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on a return from exile. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 “Coming home” is at the heart of the ChristmasRead More →

Rejoice? – Tom Mundahl reflects on joy in the midst of grief. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 The Third Sunday in Advent has traditionally beenRead 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 FewRead More →

Stay Alert with Hope; and Beware the Consumers of Christmas. – Tom Mundahl reflects on hope, watching, and serving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37Read More →

Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (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 powerfully duringRead 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) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9Read More →

Let all creation praise by not polluting! – Kathryn Schifferdecker reflects on creation’s ability to praise its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 In this week’sRead More →