Unless – Lois Sorensen reflects on the parables of the bridesmaids and The Lorax.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year A (2023, 2026)Amos 5:18-24Psalm 701 Thessalonians 4:13-18Matthew 25:1-13 Karl Barth reportedly once said that we should preach as we “hold the Bible in one handRead More →

Ocean Coral Illuminates the “Living Stone” of Christ – Leah Schade reflects on the dwelling place of God and ecosystems of faith. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 “ComeRead More →

Living into a Vision of Sustainability for the Whole Earth Community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Good Shepherd Sunday, as thisRead More →

We Need a “Conversion to Earth!” – Leah Schade reflects on lives being changed. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Hearts burning, eyes opened, lives changed, communities revitalized.Read More →

Celebrating the Subversive Life of the Resurrection – Leah Schade reflects on the “the Easter laugh.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 For a growing number of churches, theRead More →

How does creation participate in this new life? – Leah Schade reflects on recovering sacred memory and renewing hope. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Easter Day, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118:102, 14-24 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 38:1-10 What a wonderful coincidence that the celebrationRead More →

Needing New Nets: Fishing for People in a Creation-Crisis Age – Leah Schade reflects on what empty nets tell us today. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 Sardines! Carp!  Comb-fish!  Biny-fish!  EveryRead More →

Droplets of Paradox: The Ripples of Our Baptismal Calling  –  Leah Schade reflects on the “foolishness” of creation care ministry. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 The texts assigned for thisRead More →

Worshiping the True King, the Cosmic Christ – Leah Schade reflects on honoring the cosmic vulnerability. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King Sunday has always been a difficultRead More →

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on eschatological themes in a time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →