Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice – Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 For those preaching about ecological justice duringRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) 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 in today’s scripture readings.Read More →

Unanimous Approval of Mountains, Hills, and the Foundations of the Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on what happens when we turn around and get new minds. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31Read 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 →

Keeping Ecological Theology from Becoming Ideology – Robert Saler reflects on the gift of opening ourselves to critique. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 From anRead More →

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

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 10:5-15 Luke 4:1-13 The most distinctiveRead 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 common ground.  Below are some suggestionsRead More →