All of Earth Rejoices at the Birth of Jesus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Christmas Eve (all years) Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Readings for Christmas Day (all years)Read More →

Space and Time Are Opened for the Renewal of Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on all things falling within reach of salvation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary By Dennis Ormseth Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Micah 5:2-5a LukeRead More →

Reason for All of God’s Creation to Rejoice! – By Dennis Ormseth reflects on removal of the fear of disaster and the coming near of the Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) ZephaniahRead More →

The New Beginning of a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who both levels mountains and raises valleys and also transforms desolate land into a garden paradise. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021,Read 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 →

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 →

Restored to the Eternal Motion of God’s Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling us from self-promotion and self-interest to joy-filled service for Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146Read More →

The Story of Bartimaeus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the social, economic, political, and cosmological features of the Gospel. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 Most Lutheran congregations willRead More →

Jesus as Suffering Servant – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the exemplar for our relationship with all of Earth community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 Two Sundays ago weRead More →

To Stand Beholding – Tom Mundahl reflects on an alternative to our cravings and their resulting garbage. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm 19:7-14 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50Read More →