Shepherds and Children – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The readings for this “Shepherd Sunday”Read More →

Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s shalom trumping “royal theologies.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 Many have read with excitement Pope Francis’Read More →

The Whole of Inter-Related Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the meals of Jesus overcoming our “reconciliation deficit disorder.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 In our commentRead More →

Congregations who embrace care for creation will find joy in the initiatives they undertake. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming faithful caretakers of the prophetic critique and vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3 – July 9, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Ezekiel 2:1-5 PsalmRead More →

The Full Sacredness of All the Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus crossing and removing boundaries. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Lamentations 3:22-33 or Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43Read More →

Mighty Cedars and Impertinent Mustard Plants: Signs of the Kin-dom of God – Leah Schade reflects on every green shoot being cause for thanksgiving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 MarkRead More →

Life Outside the Garden of Goodness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on overcoming the hostilities that divide us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 “If a kingdom is dividedRead More →

Called to the Dance – Tom Mundahl reflects on making room. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the The Holy Trinity (First Sunday after Pentecost), Year B (2021, 2024, 2027) Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 It is a sure bet that on Holy Trinity Sunday many worshippersRead More →

In Christ’s Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 In the readings for the FifthRead 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 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 “I amRead More →