Who Will Shepherd the Shepherdless? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a way of life where vices have been transformed into economic virtues. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56Read More →

Practice Resurrection – Tom Mundahl reflects on the story told by how we live. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 As he finishes one of his best-known poems, “Manifesto: the Mad FarmerRead More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wise seminarian once remarked that he didn’tRead More →

Let’s Have a Lenten Fast from Our Consumer Economy! – Tom Mundahl reflects on the continuation and completion of the Sabbath. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Thirds Sunday in Lent, Year B (1012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 As weRead More →

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 →