In Christ’s Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 In the readings for the Fifth Sunday ofRead More →

A Great Unraveling? – Tom Mundahl reflects on God remembering. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 29:15-28 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 We routinely call the Sundays after Pentecost the Time of the Church or Ordinary Time.  ThisRead More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season known as Ordinary Time.Read 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 →

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 →

Let Repentance Linger – Robert Saler reflects on refusing to rush to easy consolation to create space for authentic encounter with God’s call for change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13Read More →

Everything Is Changed – Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In the first of these comments on texts for the SundaysRead More →