The New Beginning of a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who both levels mountains and raises valleys and also transforms desolate land into a garden paradise. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79Read More →

Part 1: “Francis: Prophet of God.” – Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Note: October 4th is the Festival of St. Francis. This series affords the preacher an opportunity to address the texts of the three successive Sundays with St. FrancisRead More →

Heaven-Sent Bread –  Amy Carr reflects on how the bread of life moves us more fully into an appreciation of this beloved created world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 TheRead More →

Coming Down to Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on our vocation to make earth a hospitable household for all. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B ( 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 During times of crisis God’s peopleRead More →

Carmen is an ordained pastor in the ELCA and a community health education specialist (MDiv from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health). She started and nurtured an outdoor church, New Life Lutheran of Dripping Springs, Texas, and she is a member ofRead More →