Empowered in God’s Love for the Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on earth-honoring faith. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12 “Hear, you mountains, the controversyRead 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 6:1-8Read More →

Part 1: “Francis: Prophet of God.” – 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 threeRead More →

Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s shalom trumping “royal theologies.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 Many have read withRead More →

Prophets and Apostles in Our Midst  – Amy Carr reflects on a God-driven vision of right relations in our shared world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year B (2021, 2024) Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 In light ofRead More →

It Can’t Happen Here – Tom Mundahl reflects on prophetic voice and lament. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year A (2020, 2023) Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10 (11-15) 16-18 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 When I read Camus’ novel The Plague during my freshmanRead More →

We need a “conversion to Earth!” – Leah Schade reflects on lives being changed. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Hearts burning, eyes opened, livesRead More →

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 →