New Creation Is Proactive: Regenerative and Restoring – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming full participants in maximizing life’s creativity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 “For those whoRead More →

Join the Hymn of All Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on ministering to creation as priests of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 The Coming of GodRead More →

Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully during Advent than theRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more forcefully duringRead More →

Stay Alert with Hope; and Beware the Consumers of Christmas. – Tom Mundahl reflects on hope, watching, and serving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 In a recent review ofRead More →

Let’s Just Start Over! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the start of Advent in the midst of pandemic, climate crisis, and racial violence. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Advent marksRead More →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66 or Matthew 27:11-54 The Sunday of the Passion beginsRead More →

Faithful Servant of God’s Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Matthew 21:1-11Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Phillipians 2:5-11Matthew 26:14-27:66 The processional Gospel presents Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. WarrenRead More →

Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20 As the reading of the Sermon onRead 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 →