To Stand Beholding – Tom Mundahl reflects on an alternative to our cravings and their resulting garbage. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm 19:7-14 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50Read 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 →

Courage – Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) 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 (2Read More →

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

The Spirit is the Giver and Sustainer of Life, All of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the story of Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 12:1-4aPsalmRead More →

What hope is there unless we address our consumption? – Tom Mundah reflects on the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for September 25 – October 1, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19Read More →

Is Distance Our Security? Embracing Interdependence Joyfully: Robert Saler reflects on Luke 12:13-21 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for July 31 – August 6, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Theologian Joseph Sittler once made the pointRead More →

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

Eco-Justice Commentary on the Common Lectionary The Season of Easter in Year C By Robert Saler Ecumenism as Ecological Lure The Seventh Sunday of Easter in Year C (2016, 2019, 2022) 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 →