Fake News – Tom Mundahl reflects on the alternative. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 While there have always been questions about the accuracy of journalism, only in the pastRead More →

Righteousness and Justice for All Creation! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on true prophets. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 We disciples make present the Lord, the Servant ofRead More →

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 →

Guests and Hosts – Amy Carr reflects on humility and the company we value. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025) Proverbs 25:6-7 or Sirach 10:12-18 Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 In today’s gospel reading, Jesus uses theRead More →

On Contentiously Communing with God for Planetary Well-Being – Amy Carr reflects on a deeper asking, searching, knocking. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year C (2022, 2025) Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138 Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) Luke 11:1-13 As you’ve become aware of the catastrophic consequences of ourRead More →

Hospitality in Many Forms – Kris Litman-Koon explores how hospitality is displayed in our lectionary readings, and how ecological hospitality today connects us to these biblical concepts. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year C (2022, 2025) Genesis 18:1-10a Psalm 15 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 As weRead More →

Bread That Gives Life to the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on the reverential economy of God’s grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24 – July 30, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 What images of hospitality do youRead More →

We must acknowledge that God is present in, with, and under all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 2 Samuel 11:26—12:10; 12:13–15 Psalm 32 (5) Galatians 2:15–21 Luke 7:36—8:3 A noticeable lack of discussion of the concept of forgiveness of sinRead More →