Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s shalom trumping “royal theologies.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 Many have read withRead More →

The Self-Giving of the Community is Rooted in the Self-Giving of the Creator. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what it means to “own” property. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 JohnRead More →

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on community, trinity, and unity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2Read More →

Coming Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on a return from exile. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 “Coming home” is at the heart of the ChristmasRead More →

The “great gathering” of Earth community encompasses the material world of God’s good creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on our use of the gifts of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Second Sunday after Christmas, YearRead More →

Act, and Do Not Lose Hope! – Leah Schade reflects on living in a house divided against itself. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 “If aRead More →