All Nature Sings! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 “All Nature Sings” TheRead More →

Can we be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28 (22) Galatians 3:23–29 Luke 8:26–39 Our reading of the texts for the previousRead More →

We must acknowledge that God is present in, with, and under all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 2 Samuel 11:26—12:10; 12:13–15 Psalm 32 (5) Galatians 2:15–21 Luke 7:36—8:3 A noticeable lack of discussion of theRead More →

“Generosity over scarcity, brokenness in the face of denial, and hope in the place of despair.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 17:17–24 Psalm 30 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 The continuity of this Sunday’s gospel with the reading for lastRead More →

Join all the Earth in a new song to the Lord.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9 (3) Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10 The encounter in Capernaum portrayed in the Gospel forRead More →