The Fruits Among Us – Kris Litman-Koon ponders how relationships – divine, human, and ecological – are a common theme in our theology and in God’s intimate calling for us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year C (2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-10 (4) Colossians 1:1-14Read More →

Restoring Right Relationship – Nick Utphall reflects on breaking the perpetual cycle of scapegoats and violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 From top to bottom this week, the lectionary readings seem ready-made for sacrificial substitutionary atonement.Read More →

Impossible for Humans but Possible by God’s Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling people to relinquish wealth for others and on behalf of all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Psalm 90:12-17 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31Read More →