Everything Is Changed – Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In the first of these comments on texts forRead More →

Living the Ecological Vocation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the source of new life for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “O give thanks to the Lord, for heRead More →

A Meal for All Sorts of Hunger – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a broad resurrection vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 or JohnRead More →

Divorced, Together –  Nick Utphall reflects on connections in the family of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3Psalm 148Galatians 4:4-7Luke 2:22-40 For creation connections, it doesn’t get much clearer than the Psalm for the day, Psalm 148.Read More →

FACT: The Earth is Good! Get the Good News (watch below) in less than 2 minutes and share with someone who needs to be reminded: Do you have more Good News to share from your congregation? Let your light shine > https://bit.ly/LRCActionPlan Then dive deeper:  Lutherans Restoring Creation Board Member, Baird Linke: discusses the criticalRead More →

The Shepherd, the Flock, and the Lamb – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on our identity of sheep in apocalyptic times. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2022, 2025) Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 The Fourth Sunday of Easter, midway through theRead More →

The Rhythm of Creation Includes Breakfast on the Beach – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on the story of Jesus meeting his friends in Galilee, and our place in nature. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C (2022, 2025) Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14Read More →

Called to Re-member What Affirms Our Membership in a Newly Whole and Holy Creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the new creation of resurrection life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2,Read More →

Erasing Old Limits – Tom Mundahl reflects on new and imaginative communities of caritas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 In a talk entitled “Health is Membership,” occasioned by seeing his brother go through open-heartRead More →