Joyful Anticipation of the Transformation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmological significance of Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Waiting for the coming of God. We gather for a third Sunday, impatiently perhaps, waiting still for the coming of God. The reading from Isaiah looks forward to the restoration of Jerusalem that will take place in “the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God,” which the prophet proclaims (61:2).Read More →

There is one Wisdom, one Beauty, one Mind that flows through the universe. – Leah Schade reflects on the Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for Fourth Sunday (Universe), Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Proverbs 8:22-31 Psalm 148 Colossians 1:15-20 John 6:41-51 The passages for this Sunday can provide a platform where science and mysticism can come together. Erich Jantsch, in his book The Self-Organizing Universe (Pergamon; 1st edition, 1980), said that God is the mind of the universe—the self-organizing principal of cohesion and organization that evolves as the universe evolves. It is the mind inRead More →