It is the cosmic vulnerability that we have to honor if we want to worship the true king, the Cosmic Christ. – Leah Schade reflects on the readings for Christ the King Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday afterRead More →

God’s presence and blessing are the source of our care for creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jacob wrestling with God and the Parable of the Unjust Judge Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2Read More →

A reformation that recognizes God’s presence in all creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Romans 3:19-28 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Reformation Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 What can we preach faithfully onRead More →

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on Malachi 4:1-2a and Luke 21:5-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →

Sin is our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on expanding our understanding of the Communion of Saints. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 EphesiansRead More →

Wisdom leads us to change our relationships with our animal brothers and sisters in God’s creation.  Leah Schade reflects on the second Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Second Sunday (Animal), Season of Creation, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Read More →

Following Jesus into Earth: A New Reformation? – Robert Saler reflects on the implications of theological transformation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 18:1-11 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (semicontinuous reading) Philemon 1-21 LukeRead More →

We must acknowledge that God is present in, with, and under all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 2 Samuel 11:26—12:10; 12:13–15 Psalm 32 (5) Galatians 2:15–21 Luke 7:36—8:3 A noticeable lack of discussion of theRead More →

“Generosity over scarcity, brokenness in the face of denial, and hope in the place of despair.”  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary by Dennis Ormseth Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 17:17–24 Psalm 30 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 The continuity of this Sunday’s gospelRead More →

Join all the Earth in a new song to the Lord.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9 (3) Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10 The encounter in Capernaum portrayed in the Gospel forRead More →