All Nature Sings! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 “All Nature Sings” The readings for the First SundayRead More →

Earth’s Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Christmas Eve worship offers nothing less than powerful simplicity.  Whether itRead More →

Courage – Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) 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 (2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16),Read More →

Communion of All Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31 On a recent Halloween evening, my wifeRead More →

God’s Presence and Blessing – Tom Mundahl reflects on the source of our care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2 Timothy 3:14-4: 5 Luke 18:1-8  Caring for God’s creation is both a fascinating andRead More →

The Power of Servanthood to Break Through Boundaries – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be servants of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 As weRead More →

Care for Creation and Wait in Patience – Tom Mundahl reflects on a life of faith and trust. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 For more than fifteen years weRead More →

What Hope Is There Unless We Address Our Consumption? – Tom Mundah reflects on the inequality of wealth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31  This week’s texts allRead More →