Everything Is Changed – Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In the first of these comments on texts forRead More →

Living the Ecological Vocation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the source of new life for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “O give thanks to the Lord, for heRead More →

In Christ’s Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 In the readings for the FifthRead More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wise seminarian once remarked that he didn’tRead More →

Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Spirit of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 The themes we have identified in our comments on the readings for theRead More →

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on community, trinity, and unity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 WeRead More →

A Meal for All Sorts of Hunger – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a broad resurrection vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 or JohnRead More →

Root from Dry Ground – Kiara Jorgenson reflects on the theme of water during Holy Week. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Years A, B, and C  Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10], 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25Read More →

Getting Real about the Mortality of the Earth – Robert Saler reflects on renouncing control over outcomes. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 We have come to that point in the LentenRead More →

Wisdom from Gardening – Tom Mundahl reflects on the seed that dies to bear fruit. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 Wisdom and Witness from the Garden The time for studyingRead More →