Hope for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the process of the whole creation being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027 ) Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27Read More →

Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully during Advent than theRead 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 13:24-37 In a recent review ofRead More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year A (2020, 2023) 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction It’s no secret that the United States’ narrative of individualism and self-sufficiency has and is devastating our environment and many communities whoRead More →

Passion and Ecology – Robert Saler reflects on the Spirit of life pulsating through death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Luke 19:28-40 (Procession with Palms) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:14 – 23:56 orRead More →