Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts forRead More →

Holding All Things Together – Tom Mundahl reflects on being a new wearer of clothes. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 Many of us received new clothes asRead More →

The Story of Bartimaeus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the social, economic, political, and cosmological features of the Gospel. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 Most Lutheran congregations willRead 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 →

Reaching to the Heart of Faith – Tom Mundahl reflects on the church’s response to climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146 James 2:1-10,14-18 Mark 7:24-37 Although in our care for creation weRead More →

Shepherds and Children – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a healing relationship with the natural world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The readings forRead More →

The Bread of Christ Is Life, and All of Life Is Communion. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the divine energy filling all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29Read More →

Faithfulness Will Spring Up from the Ground – Tom Mundahl reflects on God’s shalom trumping “royal theologies.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 Many have read withRead 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 →

Called to the Dance – Tom Mundahl reflects on making room. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the The Holy Trinity (First Sunday after Pentecost), Year B (2021, 2024) Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 It is a sure bet that on Holy TrinityRead More →