Rejoice? – Tom Mundahl reflects on joy in the midst of grief. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 The Third Sunday in Advent has traditionally beenRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play inRead 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 →

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of being “called out” into the world.  It is an empowering 7 minutes – worth the watch for all of us, not just the voting members who will be sitting inRead More →

Eco-Justice Commentary on the Common Lectionary First Sunday in Lent in Year C by Dennis Ormseth Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:12, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13 Luke’s version of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, as Luke Timothy Johnson suggests, “discloses the inner character of Jesus’ sonship as one ofRead More →

Blessed are those who walk lightly on the Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Robert Saler Reading for Series C: 2013 The First Sunday in Lent in Year C Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Romans 10:5-15 Luke 4:1-13 The most distinctive contribution that Lutherans bring to care forRead More →

Eco-Justice Commentary on the Common Lectionary for Lent in Year C 2016 by Dennis Ormseth Introduction to the Season Towards the end of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ long letter on racism to his son, the author encourages the young man to continue the struggle of his people.Read More →

Womanist Kwame Pitts is Pastor of Crossroads Lutheran Church and WNY-LuMin Network, an STM Candidate at Chicago Theological Seminary. Read: “Reclaiming Blackness: the Treasures of Blackness” her entry in AllCreation.org  Listen to her podcast: Opposite Ends: Two Pastors in Unlikely Spaces Fighting for Justice. “Being involved with LRC renews my commitment to the caringRead More →