An Outsider’s Wit and a Grafting God: Playing for a Change – Amy Carr reflects on honesty and play as eco-justice resources. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14 – 20, Year A (2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20], 21-28 All sortsRead More →

In Jesus, Exceptionalist Ideology Falls Away – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreementsRead More →

Stronger Winds on the Seas – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on winds of climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year A (2023, 2026) 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 The first thing that strikes me about the story in Matthew of Jesus walkingRead More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7-13, Year A (2020, 2023) 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction It’s no secret that the United States’ narrative of individualism and self-sufficiency has and is devastating our environment and many communities whoRead More →

A Prayer in the Anthropocene – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on food scarcity and food sovereignty. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 “Food security exists when all people, at all times, haveRead More →

Incline Your Ear and Listen Carefully – Amy Carr reflects on our response to grief, anguish, and the temptation to despair. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 Lutheran ethicist CynthiaRead 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 →

Feast on These Parables from Nature! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the messy business of God’s kingdom. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Our reflection on the teaching of Jesus,Read 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 →

Desist from Ecological Destruction, NOW! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the ecological integrity of all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 44:6-8 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 88:12-25 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Notice the ecology of theseRead More →