Looking Past the Fortress – Nick Utphall reflects on the river that makes God glad and flows with grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Reformation Sunday (October 30), Year C (2022, 2025) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 Reformation Sunday. Usually this is the time to focus onRead More →

Looking Around for God – Tom Mundahl reflects on a reformation that recognizes God’s presence in all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Reformation Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 What can we preach faithfully on Reformation Sunday? Should we attemptRead More →

God’s Presence and Blessing – Tom Mundahl reflects on the source of our care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2 Timothy 3:14-4: 5 Luke 18:1-8  Caring for God’s creation is both a fascinating andRead More →

The Power of Servanthood to Break Through Boundaries – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be servants of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 As weRead More →

Care for Creation and Wait in Patience – Tom Mundahl reflects on a life of faith and trust. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 For more than fifteen years weRead More →

What Hope Is There Unless We Address Our Consumption? – Tom Mundah reflects on the inequality of wealth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31  This week’s texts allRead More →

Embracing a Gift Economy – Tom Mundahl reflects on the problem of wealth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 A recent steamy August afternoon found my son and me in aRead More →

Interceding Before Corporations, Military Organizations, and Governments That Destroy God’s Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on the “priestly task.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Exodus 32:7-14 Psalm 51:1-10 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 As we enter the last “trimester” ofRead More →

Detachment as Creation Justice – brother ken, OLF, reflects on what we are willing to let go. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 In the Gospel reading for today, Jesus is back on the road.Read More →

Holding Steady the Vision of the Common Good – Amy Carr reflects on calculating the cost. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Sitting down to think about the cost of a venture before beginning it—toRead More →