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 →

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 →

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 →

Ecumenism as Ecological Lure – Robert Saler reflects on relating Christian discipleship to care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26 There is a commonRead More →

The Emboldening and Vital Courage of God – Robert Saler reflects on biblical insights of power, religion, and material pneumatology. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22:5Read More →

Debonair Care, or Use in Love –Robert Saler reflects on having a servant’s heart for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 What does it meanRead More →

Creation’s Interest – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the strength and cost of refusing the way of domination. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Luke 19:28-40 (Procession of Palms) Isaiah 50:4-9a PsalmRead More →

Overcoming Domination – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the “new thing” God is doing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 The significance of the encounter at the homeRead More →

New Creation! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the promise that comes from the very heart of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 With itsRead More →