Jesus is the Faithful Servant of God’s Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Matthew 21:1-11Psalm 31:9-16IsaiahRead More →

All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundhal in 2017) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TEDRead More →

The Way of Ecojustice in a Dangerous Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on our place in the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Thomas Mundal in 2017) Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11Read More →

We are Epiphany communities, being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Isaiah 58 and Matthew 5:13-20. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017,Read More →

We Are Home. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the community of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014)  Readings for the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 AsRead More →

We need greater courage and imagination in standing up against those who would destroy Earth.  – Tom Mundahl reflects on Matthew 2:13-23. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2013)  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) IsaiahRead More →

Following Jesus into Earth: A New Reformation? – Robert Saler reflects on Luke 14:25-33 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for September 4-10, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Lutherans Restoring Creation, as a movement, has been known toRead More →

Ecojustice Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C: Amy Carr reflects on Luke 14:7-14 and Hebrews 13 Readings for August 28 – September 3,  Series C (2019, 2022) Proverbs 25:6-7 [or Sirach 10:12-18, alternate] Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 In today’s gospel reading, Jesus uses theRead More →

The kingdom calls for down-to-earth benefits for the entire community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Readings for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 66:10–14 Psalm 66:1–9 (4) Galatians 6:[1–6] 7–16 Luke 10:1–11, 16–20 This Sunday’s scriptures provide a basis for extending our reflections fromRead More →

Love the neighborhood as yourself! Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8) Galatians 5:1, 13–25 Luke 9:51–62 The learnings for care of creation to be drawn from this Sunday’s readings hingeRead More →