Living the Anticipation, with Joy and New Light – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be whole. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 6:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Traditionally, the Third SundayRead 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 →

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 →

It Can’t Happen Here – Tom Mundahl reflects on prophetic voice and lament. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10 (11-15) 16-18 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 When I read Camus’ novel The Plague during my freshman year in college,Read More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season known as Ordinary Time.Read More →

Faithful Servant of God’s Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Matthew 21:1-11Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Phillipians 2:5-11Matthew 26:14-27:66 The processional Gospel presents Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. WarrenRead More →

All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TED Talk, Terri Trespico, former editor and radio host for theRead More →

The Way of Ecojustice in a Dangerous Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on our place in the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11 During times of crisis God’s people have not only returnedRead More →

We Are Epiphany Communities – Tom Mundahl reflects on being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20Read More →