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 →

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 →

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 Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21 John 17:20–26Read 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 almost as if the remaining readingsRead 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 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 JohnRead More →

Called to Care for All Creatures – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to join in the hymn of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 LivingRead More →

Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian tale offers a wealth to the imagination for any Bible Study/Creation Care team to wrestle with.  Even though she wrote this in 1993, the prophetic warnings are more vivid during the COVID/Climate Chaos era. (Read Slate article here.)  From amazon’s post: “This first Earthseed novel by ground-breaking writer Octavia E. ButlerRead More →

God Will Dwell with Them – Tom Mundahl reflects on committing to a place, its people, and its very humus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 The season of Advent quietly opensRead More →

Words Appropriate for the Season of Advent? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the hope the Christian gospel offers an unjust world facing ecological crises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 TheRead More →