Wilderness As a Place of Possibilities – Tom Mundahl reflects on finding hope in barrenness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Forty days and forty nights. Time inRead More →

Let Light Shine Out of Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmic Christ revealed in the Transfiguration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) 2 Kings 2:1-2 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 “For those who areRead More →

Courage – Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 While there is no doubt of the significance of Davidic pedigree (2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16),Read 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 →

A Parable about Caring for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on being grounded in the earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 The readings for this Sunday after Pentecost remind us that,Read More →

A Great Unraveling? – Tom Mundahl reflects on God remembering. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 29:15-28 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 We routinely call the Sundays after Pentecost the Time of the Church or Ordinary Time.  ThisRead More →

Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on the way toward hope. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 28:10-19a (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 As my wife and I were talking the other evening we were surprised when we rememberedRead More →