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 anRead More →

Keeping Ecological Theology from Becoming Ideology – Robert Saler reflects on the gift of opening ourselves to critique. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Read More →

The Tension Between Action and Rest – Robert Saler reflects on the right balance. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21-27, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71: 1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 One of the most striking thingsRead More →

Hard Sayings of Jesus: Blessing or Naming? – Robert Saler reflects on being a clear-eyed observer of human freedom and its effects. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 5:1-7 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19Read More →

Freedom from Fear is Freedom to Act – Robert Saler reflects on the conerstone Lutheran slogan, “justification by grace through faith apart from works.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 (semicontinuous reading)Read More →

Is Distance Our Security? – Robert Saler reflects on embracing interdependence joyfully. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Hosea 11:1-11 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (semicontinuous reading) Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 TheologianRead More →

Thinking with Nature Inspires Wonder – Robert Saler reflects on Jesus’ invitation towards valuation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Hosea 1:2-10 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 85 (semicontinuous reading) Colossians 2:6-15 Luke 11:1-13 One of the oft-stated goalsRead More →