God’s Graceful Work – Robert Saler reflects on some theses on preaching creation care on Passion Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Mark 11:1-11 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1 – 15:47 1) It is ofRead More →

Getting Real about the Mortality of the Earth – Robert Saler reflects on renouncing control over outcomes. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 We have come to that point in the LentenRead More →

Preaching the Adventure of Passion – Robert Saler reflects on being a listening church. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 Those who would preach creation care in connection with theRead More →

Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice – Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 For those preaching about ecological justice duringRead More →

Formed to “See” in the Way of the Cross – Robert Saler reflects on the scandalous particularity of our particular Messiah’s mission. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 InRead More →

Jesus and the Journey of Overcoming – Robert Saler reflects on God’s healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year B ( 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Whenever I teach seminars about the relationship between ourRead More →

Faithfulness and Creativity – Robert Saler reflects on the example of Saint Joseph. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 The readings for the fourth Sunday in Advent continue theRead More →

Expanding the Imagination with Vision – Robert Saler reflects on what might stir congregations to creative action. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 The Isaiah text for this week isRead More →

Granting Time, Rupturing Time – Robert Saler reflects on the real objects of our piety. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 8-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 In his deeply insightful book Capitalism and ReligionRead More →

A Christian Stance of Hopefulness – Robert Saler reflects on improvisation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 At my seminary, I am currently facilitating an Augustine reading group. The groupRead More →