A Costly Calling – Tom Mundahl reflects on the courage and action required to be prophetic for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 In 2015 the Twin CitiesRead More →

Now is the acceptable time—to speak out boldly! – Leah Schade reflects on prophetic voice in the midst of the storm. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 8 “OrRead More →

In Pentecost, the whole creation is in process of being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for The Day of Pentecost May 23, 2021 Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRead More →

Fire and Wind – Leah Schade reflects on letting the Pentecostal fires and the winds of the Spirit transform your congregation into a force that takes action on behalf of God’s ailing creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021,Read More →

Here Am I! – Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the The Holy Trinity, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 The Isaiah text and Psalm 29Read 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 →

Mighty Cedars and Impertinent Mustard Plants: Signs of the Kin-dom of God – Leah Schade reflects on every green shoot being cause for thanksgiving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 CorinthiansRead More →

Jesus’ life and death are about the transformation of all life. – Dennis Ormseth 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 the Twenty-Fifth SundayRead More →

Life Outside the Garden of Goodness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on overcoming the hostilities that divide us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 “If aRead More →