Choosing Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Moses’ Farewell Speech and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37 As we continue to mineRead More →

We are Epiphany communities, being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Isaiah 58 and Matthew 5:13-20. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017,Read More →

Care for creation and wait in patience. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Habakkuk 2:1-4 and Luke 17:5-10 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for October 2-8, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 For more than fifteen yearsRead 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 →

Join all the Earth in a new song to the Lord.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9 (3) Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10 The encounter in Capernaum portrayed in the Gospel forRead More →

Feasting on the Abundance – Tom Mundahl reflects on what happens when we love all life and care for all living beings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025) Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 JohnRead More →

How do we care for all that God has created?  What happens when our answer differs wildly from others? This year’s speakers at Mid-Winter Convocation will help us navigate the challenges of how we live, what we eat, and our fraught relationship with the land. Melanie Harris, Professor of Religion,Read 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 →