All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TED Talk, Terri Trespico, former editorRead More →

Real Water, Holy Water – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 The conversation between JesusRead 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 3:1-17Read More →

Rejecting the Paradigm of Domination – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what it means to bring an “image of God” to creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 Corinthians 3:10-11,Read More →

Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20 As theRead More →

Empowered in God’s Love for the Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on earth-honoring faith. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12 “Hear, you mountains, the controversyRead More →

Looking Around for God – Tom Mundahl reflects on a reformation that recognizes God’s presence in all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Reformation Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 What can we preach faithfully onRead More →

Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad in It – Tom Mundahl reflects on celebrating the New World Order brought about by the resurrection of Jesus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 5:27-32 PsalmRead More →

Justice and Renewal for Humans, Other Creatures, and the Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the biblical Year of Jubilee authorizing us to establish laws and practices for ecojustice. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022,Read More →

Has God Thrown a New Star in Our Sky? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on needing wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)IsaiahRead More →