A Realistic, Optimistic Hope – Drew Tucker reflects on end times, resilience, and our place in the birth pangs of new life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year B (2021, 2024) Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 WishboneRead More →

The Transformation of All Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus’ life and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 With these readings for this Sunday after Pentecost,Read More →

The Beginning of Abundance Is at the End of Scarcity – Drew Tucker reflects on how this week’s readings relate to 1990s song lyrics and the life cycle that we witness in our natural environment. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year BRead More →

Restored to the Eternal Motion of God’s Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling us from self-promotion and self-interest to joy-filled service for Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146Read More →

Diversity and Unity, Uniqueness and Sameness – Jeremiah Sassaman reflects on loving all and being “with” all humanity and creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 Standing and gazingRead More →

Creation Is Our Neighborhood – Jeremiah Sassaman reflects on loving our neighbors. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 30 – November 5, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Psalm 119:1-8 Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, theRead More →

Do You See What I See? – Amy Carr reflects on walking without stumbling along waterways, roadsides, and temple byways. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year B (2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 If the psalmist reminds usRead More →

The Story of Bartimaeus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the social, economic, political, and cosmological features of the Gospel. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 Most Lutheran congregations willRead More →

Restoring Right Relationship – Nick Utphall reflects on breaking the perpetual cycle of scapegoats and violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 From top to bottom this week, the lectionary readings seemRead More →