Love the Neighborhood As Yourself! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on bringing the human economy into consonance with the Great Economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8)Read More →

Celebrating Care for Its Own Sake – Robert Saler reflects on caring for the dying creation as an act of hope in resurrection. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 PhilippiansRead More →

Liberation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what God’s embodiment means for creation.        Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12-4:2Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] The Feast of the Transfiguration is the climax ofRead More →

An Ecological Concern Far More Powerful Than Stewardship – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the priesthood of all believers meaning that we are “priests” of all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Christ the King Sunday, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14Read More →

Restored to the Eternal Motion of God’s Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling us from self-promotion and self-interest to joy-filled service for Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146Read More →

Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35,Read More →

Congregations who embrace care for creation will find joy in the initiatives they undertake. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming faithful caretakers of the prophetic critique and vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3 – July 9, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Read More →

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 →

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 toRead More →