Christian care for creation will address chemical spills. – Tom Mundahl reflects on mending torn nets, community, and creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 9:1-4 PsalmRead More →

We Are Home. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the community of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014)  Readings for the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 AsRead More →

Gentle justice for people and creation:  Tom Mundahl reflects on Jesus’ baptism and the first Servant Song of Isaiah. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year ARead More →

Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus:  Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (2017, 2020,Read More →

We need wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Epiphany of Our Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Years A, B, and C Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 EphesiansRead More →

Call It Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on whether we must appeal to “self-interest” in order to love creation as our neighbor. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 TheRead More →

All Will Indeed Be Well – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Wisdom as the careful husbanding of resources for the protection, enhancement, and nurture of all creatures. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 62:1-5Psalm 36:5-101Read More →

Feasting on the Abundance – Tom Mundahl reflects on what happens when we love all life and care for all living beings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025) Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 JohnRead More →

Series C (2015-2016) By Tom Mundahl INTRODUCTION TO EPIPHANY If the purpose of the Church Year is to organize community storytelling and worship, what ‘tale’ do we share during the Season of Epiphany? Just as Advent anticipates the light of the Coming One, and Christmas celebrates the brightness of theRead More →

Droplets of Paradox: The Ripples of Our Baptismal Calling  –  Leah Schade reflects on the “foolishness” of creation care ministry. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11Read More →