Unless – Lois Sorensen reflects on the parables of the bridesmaids and The Lorax.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year A (2023, 2026)Amos 5:18-24Psalm 701 Thessalonians 4:13-18Matthew 25:1-13 Karl Barth reportedly once said that we should preach as we “hold the Bible in one handRead 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 →

Contemplating the Arc of Peace – Mark Ditmanson reflects on what it means to pray that we might be “instruments of your peace.” Care for Creation Reflection on the Revised Common Lectionary  Thank you to the EcoFaith Network of the ELCA’s Northeastern Minnesota Synod for providing a reflection on this week’s lectionary readings. You can learnRead More →

An Ecological Concern Far More Powerful Than Stewardship – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the priesthood of all believers meaning that we are “priests” of all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Christ the King Sunday, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 93 Revelation 1:4b-8 JohnRead More →

Restored to the Eternal Motion of God’s Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling us from self-promotion and self-interest to joy-filled service for Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 TheRead More →