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 →

Courage – Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 While there is no doubt of the significance of Davidic pedigree (2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16),Read More →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the first fruits of a restored creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is theRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver and Sustainer of Life, All of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on how these things can be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-5, 13-17John 3:1-17 Our first reading for theRead More →

Bigger than That – Nick Utphall reflects on our politics and the eternal results of the Cosmic Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year C (2022, 2025) Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 The lectionary readings today start with a notion that ourRead More →

What Hope Is There Unless We Address Our Consumption? – Tom Mundah reflects on the inequality of wealth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31  This week’s texts allRead More →

Is Distance Our Security? – Robert Saler reflects on embracing interdependence joyfully. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Hosea 11:1-11 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (semicontinuous reading) Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Theologian Joseph Sittler once made theRead More →

Right Delight is the Basis of Right Action – Robert Saler reflects on contemplation and action. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 8:1-12 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 52 (semicontinuous reading) Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 The story of Mary and Martha has,Read More →

Ecumenism as Ecological Lure – Robert Saler reflects on relating Christian discipleship to care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26 There is a common saying in ecumenical circles knownRead More →