Down-to-Earth Benefits for the Entire Community – Dennis Ormseth reflects on stepping out beyond the religious competition to curry God’s favor and entering “a new creation” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3 – 9, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 66:10–14 PsalmRead More →

Love the Neighborhood As Yourself! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on bringing the human economy into consonance with the Great Economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8)Read More →

Generosity, Candor in Brokenness, and Resilient Hope  – Dennis Ormseth wonders if we can be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28Read More →

Play Requires Partnership – Dennis Ormseth asks, “What if we thought of Christ as Wisdom, God’s playmate who leads us into joyful dance?” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 (2) Romans 5:1-5Read More →

The Praising Human – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s love of life and delight in creation serving as a model for humanity’s role in the world.. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 2:1–21 orRead More →

Sabbath Fufillment – Tom Mundahl reflects on striving to enable all members of creation to be what God intended them to be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16–34 Psalm 97 RevelationRead More →

Being “at Home” – Tom Mundahl reflects on our connection with God and our relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22 –Read More →

“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with humankind.” – Tom Mundahl reflects on all being made new. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 It is almostRead More →

Singing the “Hymn of Praise” with Gusto – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Risen One intensifying our purpose, especially our care for the whole creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 9:36-43Read More →