Join the Hymn of All Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on ministering to creation as priests of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 The Coming of GodRead More →

a split zoom screen with an elderly white man on the left and a middle aged white woman on the right, they are both smiling

Paul Santmire talks with Lisa Dahill, the Miriam Therese Winter Chair for Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Director of the Center for Transformative Spirituality at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Among many other things, they discuss the vulnerability of getting barefoot in the Eucharist, poetic gifts in the paw prints of bears, and viewingRead More →

Things Fall Apart: One Center Holds – Paul Santmire reflects on a counter-cultural alternative to a consumer economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Psalm 25:1-9 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Some of the mostRead More →

In Praise of Generosity – Paul Santmire reflects on a kairos moment for Americans. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 In the liberal state of Massachusetts, a woman phoned intoRead More →

Our Help Is in the Name of the LORD  – Tom Mundahl reflects on trusting in the One who made heaven and earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37Read More →

Expanding the Imagination with Vision – Robert Saler reflects on what might stir congregations to creative action. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 The Isaiah text for this week isRead More →

Why bother with Advent? – Paul Santmire reflects on the start of Advent season. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday in Advent, Year A (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 The season of Advent in North America is all-too often swallowedRead More →

To Climate Change Deniers and Climate Despairers – Amy Carr reflects on variable gospel notes to the hard of heart and to the worrywart. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21 – 27, Year C (2022, 2025) Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 The voice ofRead More →

old white man in blue jeans and a long sleeved white shirt and baseball cap, swinging a scythe at flowering buckwheat

Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire’s latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in a world in crisis. This is a “why bother” book, rather than a “how-to” or scholarly academic tome. Some notes from Paul… Why did you write this book? “Younger generations of American church members areRead More →

Part 3: “Francis: Man of Wealth” – Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Note:  October 4th is the Festival of St. Francis.  This series affords the preacher an opportunity to address the texts of the three successive Sundays with St. Francis in mind. Themes: SeptemberRead More →