God’s Plan –  Nick Utphall reflects on the order(s) of the universe and a baby. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Christmas, Years A,  B, and C  Jerimiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-12 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14John 1:[1-9] 10-18 “What has come intoRead More →

Join the Hymn of All Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on ministering to creation as priests of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 TheRead More →

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

Bearing God into the World – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ’s birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 or PsalmRead More →

Courage – Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) 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 (2Read More →

Joyful Anticipation of the Transformation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmological significance of Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 WaitingRead More →

All of Earth Rejoices at the Birth of Jesus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2011) Readings for Christmas Eve (all years) Psalm 96 Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)Read More →

Sin is our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on expanding our understanding of the Communion of Saints. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 EphesiansRead More →

We are called to exercise the “priestly task” of interceding before corporations, military organizations, and governments that destroy God’s creation.  – Tom Mundahl reflects on Exodus 32:7-14 and Luke 15 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary   Readings for September 11-17, Year C: (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Exodus 32:7-14 PsalmRead More →