Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Spirit of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 The themes we have identified in our comments on the readings for theRead More →

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on community, trinity, and unity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 WeRead More →

The Heart of God’s Act of Liberating / Creating – Dennis Ormseth on rooting our self-giving in God’s self-giving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Psalm 133 “speaks ofRead More →

Jesus, the Gardener – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 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 orRead More →

Living the Anticipation, with Joy and New Light – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be whole. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 6:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Traditionally, the Third SundayRead 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 →

Love Your Neighbor! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on cultivating a sense of place, where love for one another includes all of life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 With the texts forRead More →

Desist from Ecological Destruction, NOW! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the ecological integrity of all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 44:6-8 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 88:12-25 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Notice the ecology of theseRead More →

A Community to Serve the Whole Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on support, endurance, and hope for the challenges we face. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 In 2020 the arrival of the novelRead More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season known as Ordinary Time.Read More →