Divorced, Together –  Nick Utphall reflects on connections in the family of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3Psalm 148Galatians 4:4-7Luke 2:22-40 For creation connections, it doesn’t get much clearer than the Psalm for the day, Psalm 148.Read More →

In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreementsRead More →

Incline Your Ear and Listen Carefully – Amy Carr reflects on our response to grief, anguish, and the temptation to despair. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 Lutheran ethicist CynthiaRead 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 →

We Reap What We Sow  – Amy Carr reflects on forging just relations for both land and people. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025)  Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-9 Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Today’s readings are filled with images of nourishing andRead More →

Mighty Cedars and Impertinent Mustard Plants: Signs of the Kin-dom of God – Leah Schade reflects on every green shoot being cause for thanksgiving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 TheRead More →