All Nature Sings! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 “All Nature Sings” The readings for the First SundayRead More →

Let All Creation Praise – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the psalms of Christmas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 9:2-7Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 62:6-12 or 52:7-10Psalm 97 or 98Titus 3:4-7 or Hebrews 1:1-14Read More →

Bearing God into the World – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ’s birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26Read More →

Joyful Anticipation of the Transformation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmological significance of Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 We gather, waiting forRead More →

Advent Is about Gathering for the New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on wilderness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Again this second Sunday of Advent, we gatherRead More →

We Await the Transformation of the Cosmos – Dennis Ormseth reflects on an orientation to God’s Creation in the season of Advent. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 I Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37Read More →

We Are the People of God’s Pasture! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7a Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus identifies withRead More →

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 AtRead More →

Authentic Leadership – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the call to be no less than servants of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 30 – November 5, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43 I Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12 Live a life worthy ofRead More →

Caring for the ‘Hood – Dennis Ormseth reflects on loving all that God loves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1 I Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all yourRead More →