We Are Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on the community of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 As we considered the prologue to John’s Gospel in our commentsRead More →

Stepping into Theological Uncertainty – Tom Martin reflects on what we are called to do as God’s Servant. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, First Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 The textsRead More →

Gentle Justice for People and Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on baptism and obedience. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, First Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34 -43 Matthew 3:13-17 As we celebrate the BaptismRead More →

Wisdom’s Playfield – Dennis Ormseth reflects on partnering with Wisdom in the play of discovery and the exercise of responsibility. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 The psalm for theRead More →

Reason for All of God’s Creation to Rejoice! – By Dennis Ormseth reflects on removal of the fear of disaster and the coming near of the Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7Read More →

The New Beginning of a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who both levels mountains and raises valleys and also transforms desolate land into a garden paradise. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79Read 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 →

Jesus as Suffering Servant – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the exemplar for our relationship with all of Earth community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 Two Sundays ago we probed the significance of familyRead More →

“This is what love looks like!” – Tom Mundahl reflects on resisting global climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 In his thoughtful commentary on Second Isaiah, Paul Hanson asks: “How can oneRead More →