Faithfulness and Creativity – Robert Saler reflects on the example of Saint Joseph. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 The readings for the fourthRead More →

Creational Blessing – Dennis Ormseth reflects on resisting domination and living into God’s promises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17- 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Jesus’ encounter with “someRead More →

Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts forRead More →

Holding All Things Together – Tom Mundahl reflects on being a new wearer of clothes. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 Many of us received new clothes asRead 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, PaulRead More →

Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35,Read More →

Vine and Branches Rooted in God’s Good Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on hope for all who live in exile from good Earth, Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 JohnRead More →

Coming Down to Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on our vocation to make earth a hospitable household for all. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B ( 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 DuringRead More →

Following Jesus into Earth: A New Reformation? – Robert Saler reflects on the implications of theological transformation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 18:1-11 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (semicontinuous reading) Philemon 1-21 LukeRead More →

Life Outside the Garden of Goodness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on overcoming the hostilities that divide us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 “If aRead More →