A Community to Serve the Whole Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on support, endurance, and hope for the challenges we face. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year A (2020, 2023) Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 The arrival of the novel coronavirus has shaken our culture to the foundations. In a matter of a few months, trust in endless economic expansion and progress has all but disappeared. The vaunted American medical system — the “best in the world” — has been unmasked as a disorganized boutique  set of arrangements designed to treat illness among theRead More →

Embracing a gift economy – Tom Mundahl reflects on Luke 16:1-13. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for September 18-24, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 A recent steamy August afternoon found my son and me in a movie theater eager to see Neil Blomkamp’s dystopian film, “Elysium.”  Set in the year 2154, when, despite the efforts of websites like this one, life on planet earth has been degraded to utter bleakness. Nevertheless, there is still a wealthy minority living on the satellite Elysium, who enjoy clean water, air, and ease just nineteen minutes byRead More →