Earth’s Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Christmas Eve worship offers nothing less than powerful simplicity.  Whether itRead More →

Advent Is about Gathering for the New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on wilderness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Again this second Sunday of Advent, we gatherRead 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 →

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 →

Reason for All of God’s Creation to Rejoice! – By Dennis Ormseth reflects on removal of the fear of disaster and the coming near of the Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7Read More →

The New Beginning of a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who both levels mountains and raises valleys and also transforms desolate land into a garden paradise. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79Read 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 →

Good Laws or Pure Persons? – Amy Carr reflects on the nature of pollution. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 8 – September 3, Year B (2021, 2024) Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Read alongside our burning questions about how to address theRead More →

More than Eco-Palms – Leah Schade reflects on ecojustice and Passion Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Mark 11:1-11 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1 – 15:47 On Palm Sunday, thousands of churches will use sustainably-harvested palms inRead More →

Turning Around and Rethinking the “Royal Theology” of Our Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on the appeal of kingdom, power, and exceptionalism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 As we move fromRead More →