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 →

Hope for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the process of the whole creation being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027 ) Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27Read More →

Everything Is Changed – Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In the first of these comments on texts forRead More →

Living the Ecological Vocation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the source of new life for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “O give thanks to the Lord, for heRead More →

Our human harmony with all of life is grounded in the great, all-encompassing, self-giving of God. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter May 16,2021 Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 The textsRead More →

Singing God’s Praises – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a flourishing planet in which all of life together is filled with the glory of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “MakeRead More →

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. – Dennis Ormseth  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all theRead More →

In Christ’s Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 In the readings for the FifthRead More →

Vine and Branches Rooted in God’s Good Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on hope for all who live in exile from good Earth, Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 “I amRead More →