Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on the way toward hope. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 28:10-19a (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 As my wife and I were talking the other evening we were surprised when we rememberedRead More →

Climate change is a tangled problem and responding to it is an issue of economics and physics, politics and infrastructure. It is also a deeply human problem, working on the scale of culture and interpersonal relationships, personal practices and communal action. It highlights some of the deepest injustices in our society and overwhelms individuals withRead More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season known as Ordinary Time.Read More →

We Are Epiphany Communities – Tom Mundahl reflects on being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20Read More →

Care for Creation and Wait in Patience – Tom Mundahl reflects on a life of faith and trust. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 For more than fifteen years weRead More →

To Climate Change Deniers and Climate Despairers – Amy Carr reflects on variable gospel notes to the hard of heart and to the worrywart. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21 – 27, Year C (2022, 2025) Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 The voice ofRead 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 things about the gospel lesson forRead More →

Sabbath Fufillment – Tom Mundahl reflects on striving to enable all members of creation to be what God intended them to be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16–34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21 John 17:20–26Read More →

An Environmentalist-Turned-Pastor Reflects on Ash Wednesday – Lois Sorensen. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Our Old Testament text for Ash Wednesday (Joel 2:1-2, 12-17) certainly has eco-theological aspects. Dennis Ormseth discussed this readingRead More →