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 →

Improvisation — A Christian Stance of Hopefulness:  Robert Saler reflects on Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14Read More →

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on Malachi 4:1-2a and Luke 21:5-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →

Freedom from Fear is Freedom to Act:  Robert Saler reflects on Luke 12:32-40 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for August 7-13, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 20-23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 Well-cathechized Lutherans tend to be familiar with mostRead More →