Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on Malachi 4:1-2a and Luke 21:5-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →

Sin is our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on expanding our understanding of the Communion of Saints. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 EphesiansRead More →

Following Jesus into Earth: A New Reformation? – Robert Saler reflects on the implications of theological transformation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 18:1-11 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (semicontinuous reading) Philemon 1-21 LukeRead More →

Incline Your Ear and Listen Carefully – Amy Carr reflects on our response to grief, anguish, and the temptation to despair. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2020, 2023) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21Read More →

We must acknowledge that God is present in, with, and under all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 2 Samuel 11:26—12:10; 12:13–15 Psalm 32 (5) Galatians 2:15–21 Luke 7:36—8:3 A noticeable lack of discussion of theRead More →

“Generosity over scarcity, brokenness in the face of denial, and hope in the place of despair.”  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary by Dennis Ormseth Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 17:17–24 Psalm 30 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 The continuity of this Sunday’s gospelRead More →

Join all the Earth in a new song to the Lord.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9 (3) Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10 The encounter in Capernaum portrayed in the Gospel forRead More →

Care for Creation Commentary on the Common lectionary in Year A Reformation Sunday, by Dennis Ormseth Psalm 46 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-37 How can Reformation Sunday be a Care for Creation Sunday? Historical assessments of the impact of the Protestant Reformation on the orientation to and care of creationRead More →

In Celebration of St. Francis – Nancy Wright reflects on four themes of creation care in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16 We are given a wonderfulRead More →

The beatitudes address the oppressive conditions of empire—ancient and contemporary! Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year A  By Dennis Ormseth (Reprinted from 2011) Readings for: All Saints Sunday Psalm 34:1-10, 22 Revelation 7:9-17 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are the Children of God The meaning of theRead More →