Down-to-Earth Benefits for the Entire Community – Dennis Ormseth reflects on stepping out beyond the religious competition to curry God’s favor and entering “a new creation” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3 – 9, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 66:10–14 PsalmRead More →

Love the Neighborhood As Yourself! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on bringing the human economy into consonance with the Great Economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8)Read More →

Generosity, Candor in Brokenness, and Resilient Hope  – Dennis Ormseth wonders if we can be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28Read 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 5:1-5Read More →

The Praising Human – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s love of life and delight in creation serving as a model for humanity’s role in the world.. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 2:1–21 orRead More →

Creation’s Interest – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the strength and cost of refusing the way of domination. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Luke 19:28-40 (Procession of Palms) Isaiah 50:4-9a PsalmRead More →

Overcoming Domination – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the “new thing” God is doing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 The significance of the encounter at the homeRead More →

New Creation! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the promise that comes from the very heart of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 With itsRead More →

Confronting Dualism – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who is both creator and servant of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9 The report of Pilate’s brutalRead More →