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 →

Wilderness As a Place of Possibilities – Tom Mundahl reflects on finding hope in barrenness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Forty days and forty nights. Time inRead More →

Jesus Ushers in a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the new creation we experience in baptism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 “For those who are in Christ, creationRead More →

If You Would Experience God, You Must Fall in Love with Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on baptism as a cosmic event. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 The incarnation means thatRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play in today’s scripture readings.Read More →

Fake News – Tom Mundahl reflects on the alternative. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 While there have always been questions about the accuracy of journalism, only in the pastRead More →

The Story of Jesus the Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the triune God of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 As we noted inRead More →

Needing New Life – Nick Utphall reflects on Easter Season and Earth Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026)Acts 2:14a, 22-32Psalm 161 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31 Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026)Acts 2:14a,Read More →

Here’s Mud in Your Eye! – Emily Meyer reflects on tutorials in Divine vision, the Vernal Equinox, and healing individual and collective sight to see God’s reign in the dirt and dust of the here and now. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year ARead More →

All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TED Talk, Terri Trespico, former editor and radio host for theRead More →