Earth’s Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Christmas Eve worship offers nothing less than powerful simplicity.  Whether itRead More →

Let All Creation Praise – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the psalms of Christmas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 9:2-7Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 62:6-12 or 52:7-10Psalm 97 or 98Titus 3:4-7 or Hebrews 1:1-14Read More →

O Sing to YHWH a New Song! – Kathryn Schifferdecker reflects on letting all creation praise by not polluting. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 In this week’s Gospel readingRead More →

The Best Title for Jesus?  He is the Lord and Servant of Creation! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on who the Gospel of Matthew tells us Jesus is. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21-27, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 51:1-6 Psalm 138 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20Read More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season known as Ordinary Time.Read More →

Unanimous Approval of Mountains, Hills, and the Foundations of the Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on what happens when we turn around and get new minds. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31Read More →

Singing the “Hymn of Praise” with Gusto – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Risen One intensifying our purpose, especially our care for the whole creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 JohnRead More →

What Then Shall We Do? – Tom Mundahl reflects on bearing fruit. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 By tradition, the Third Sunday in Advent has been called Gaudete Sunday, a dayRead 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 Mark 8:31-38 As we move fromRead More →