Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully during Advent than theRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more forcefully duringRead More →

Stay Alert with Hope; and Beware the Consumers of Christmas. – Tom Mundahl reflects on hope, watching, and serving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 In a recent review ofRead More →

Let’s Just Start Over! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the start of Advent in the midst of pandemic, climate crisis, and racial violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Advent marksRead More →

Gentle Justice for People and Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on baptism and obedience. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, First Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34 -43 Matthew 3:13-17 As we celebrate the BaptismRead More →

Greater Courage and Imagination – Tom Mundahl reflects on standing up against those who would destroy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 My late father-in-law kept mules and an impressive BelgianRead 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 →

Embracing a Gift Economy – Tom Mundahl reflects on the problem of wealth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 A recent steamy August afternoon found my son and me in aRead More →