Eco-Reflections on the Season of Epiphany in Year C for Preaching and Devotions By David Rhoads Epiphany is the season of the church year following the season of Christmas. The season of Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus is of course the foundational epiphany in the church year as theRead More →

NOW. – Tom Martin reflects on the prophets and Jesus calling us to ecojustice “today.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21 The texts from Nehemiah and Luke combine nicely toRead More →

Grace Is Wet – Tom Martin reflects on how water pervades, undergrids, and provides the medium for all life, both physical and spiritual. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Isaiah 62:1-5Psalm 36:5-101 Corinthians 12:1-11John 2:1-11 At theRead 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 →

Jubilee Thinking – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a sense of proper order.  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21 As we continue our Epiphany journey celebrating the manifestation of GodRead More →

The Earth Awaits – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Creation itself participating when the Spirit descends in bodily form as a dove. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 43:1-7Psalm 29Acts 8:14-17Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 As with the textsRead 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 →

A Time for Gathering – Tom Mundahl reflects on freeing all creatures to dwell in peace and mutual respect. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for second Sunday of Christmas, Years A, B, and C (2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9) 10-18 GatheringRead More →