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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 MarkRead More →

Here Am I! – Leah Schade reflects on answering the call to love and serve creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the The Holy Trinity, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 The Isaiah text and Psalm 29 for Trinity SundayRead More →

Liberation and Restoration of the Whole Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the relations of the Holy Trinity encompassing all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 Holy Trinity Sunday, GordonRead More →

Advent Is about Gathering for the New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on wilderness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Again this second Sunday of Advent, we gatherRead More →

We Await the Transformation of the Cosmos – Dennis Ormseth reflects on an orientation to God’s Creation in the season of Advent. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 I Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37Read More →

From Dust ‘Til Dawn – Emily Meyer retraces the Lenten journey – from cosmic stardust to the dusty road to Emmaus – and invites us to wonder, learn, root, and go, stepping out gently to bless the earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, YearRead More →

Real Water, Holy Water – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 The conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman inRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver and Sustainer of Life, All of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on how these things can be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-5, 13-17John 3:1-17 Our first reading for theRead More →

Play Requires Partnership – Dennis Ormseth asks, “What if we thought of Christ as Wisdom, God’s playmate who leads us into joyful dance?” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 (2) Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 In this Sunday’sRead More →

Has God Thrown a New Star in Our Sky? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on needing wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12Read More →