Blessed Are Those Who Walk Lightly on the Earth – Robert Saler reflects on the freedom bestowed by God’s grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:5-15Read More →

Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice – Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 For those preaching aboutRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play inRead More →

Being church together doesn’t have to mean we have one mind.  Listening to the Holy Spirit within each of our stories can help us move beyond disagreement and confusion.   There is no one way to help us along this journey, but there are many resources to help us find commonRead More →

When we turn around, we receive the unanimous approval of the mountains, the hills, and the foundations of the Earth. – Tom Mundahl reflects on what God asks of us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Fourth SundayRead More →

Ecojustice Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C: Amy Carr reflects on Luke 14:7-14 and Hebrews 13 Readings for August 28 – September 3,  Series C (2019, 2022) Proverbs 25:6-7 [or Sirach 10:12-18, alternate] Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 In today’s gospel reading, Jesus uses theRead More →

Keeping Ecological Theology from Becoming Ideology: Robert Saler reflects on Luke 14:7-14 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for August 28 – September 3, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 From an ecological perspective, this week’sRead More →

Thinking with Nature Inspires Wonder:  Robert Saler reflects on Luke 11:1-13 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for July 24-30, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Hosea 1: 2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2: 6-15 Luke 11: 1-13 One of the oft-stated goals of ecological theology (and ecologicalRead More →