Looking Past the Fortress – Nick Utphall reflects on the river that makes God glad and flows with grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Reformation Sunday (October 30), Year C (2022, 2025) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 Reformation Sunday. Usually this isRead More →

We Reap What We Sow  – Amy Carr reflects on forging just relations for both land and people. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025)  Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-9 Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Today’s readings are filledRead More →

Of Land and Heaven – Robert Saler reflects on where our citizenship lies. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 The readings for thisRead More →

Blessed Are Those Who Walk Lightly on the Earth – Robert Saler reflects on the freedom bestowed by God’s grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:5-15Read More →

Erasing Old Limits – Tom Mundahl reflects on new and imaginative communities of caritas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 In a talk entitled “Health is Membership,” occasioned by seeingRead More →

Shepherds and Children – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The readings forRead More →

Turning Around and Rethinking the “Royal Theology” of Our Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on the appeal of kingdom, power, and exceptionalism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 MarkRead More →

All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundhal in 2017) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TEDRead More →

(Click here to download this document.) Created by Bridget Jones in 2018 as part of her Masters of Divinity program at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Environmental Emphasis) Introduction As the climate warms, sea levels rise, forests are decimated, and numerous species become extinct, there is no denying thatRead More →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2017) Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66Read More →