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 →

Empowered in God’s love for the creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Micah 6 and the beatitudes of Matthew 5. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12 “Hear,Read More →

When we turn around, we receive the unanimous approval of the mountains, the hills, and the foundations of the Earth. – Tom Mundahl reflects on what God asks of us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Fourth SundayRead 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 →