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 →

Authentic Leadership – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the call to be no less than servants of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 30 – November 5, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43 I Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12 Live a life worthy ofRead More →

Caring for the ‘Hood – Dennis Ormseth reflects on loving all that God loves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1 I Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all yourRead More →

Participating in the Banquet – Dennis Ormseth reflects on joining with the Servant of Creation in the unending care of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 This is the Feast ofRead More →

A Parable about Caring for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on being grounded in the earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 The readings for this Sunday after Pentecost remind us that,Read More →

A Reconfigured Parable – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the unlimited economy of grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:[1-7]8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 With a compelling primary theme of forgiveness, the readings for this Sunday afterRead More →

Following Jesus as Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on self-centered reasons and altruism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 In our comment on the lections for lastRead More →

The Best Title for Jesus?  He is the Lord and Servant of Creation! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on who the Gospel of Matthew tells us Jesus is. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21-27, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 51:1-6 Psalm 138 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20Read 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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Welcome righteous persons,Read More →