An Environmentalist-Turned-Pastor Reflects on Ash Wednesday – Lois Sorensen. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Our Old Testament text for Ash Wednesday (Joel 2:1-2, 12-17) certainly has eco-theological aspects.Read More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiateRead More →

A Time for Gathering – Tom Mundahl reflects on freeing all creatures to dwell in peace and mutual respect. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for second Sunday of Christmas, Years A, B, and C (2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9) 10-18 GatheringRead More →

Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts forRead More →

Responding to the Reign of Christ – Drew Tucker reflects on our language around God’s influence in our lives and presence in our environment. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Reign of Christ (Christ the King) Sunday, Year B (2021, 2024) Daniel 7:9-10, 12-14 Psalm 93Read More →

An Ecological Concern Far More Powerful Than Stewardship – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the priesthood of all believers meaning that we are “priests” of all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Christ the King Sunday, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14Read More →

A Realistic, Optimistic Hope – Drew Tucker reflects on end times, resilience, and our place in the birth pangs of new life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year B (2021, 2024) Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 WishboneRead More →

The Transformation of All Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus’ life and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 With these readings for this Sunday after Pentecost,Read More →

The Beginning of Abundance Is at the End of Scarcity – Drew Tucker reflects on how this week’s readings relate to 1990s song lyrics and the life cycle that we witness in our natural environment. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year BRead More →