A New and Restorative Ordering of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the kingdom of God and the great ecology of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10Read 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 Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11Read More →

It Is God’s Will – Dennis Ormseth reflects on joining with the Lord, Servant of Creation, in unending care of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 This isRead More →

A Parable about Caring for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the parable of the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 The readings for this Sunday after PentecostRead More →

Acceptance in an Economy of Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 The readingsRead More →

A Reconfigured Parable – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a parable’s proposal of the unlimited economy of grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:[1-7]8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 With a compelling primary theme ofRead More →

Feast on These Parables from Nature! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the messy business of God’s kingdom. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Our reflection on theRead More →

The Parable of the Sower as Sign of God’s Provision in Nature – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the Servant of Creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23Read More →