Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35,Read More →

“The Choice Before Us is Stark.” –  Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16: 2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78: 23-29 Ephesians 4: 1-16 John 6: 24-35 “Do not work for theRead More →

“Gather the pieces that are left over and let nothing be wasted”—reverential economy of our use of God’s grace. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24 – July 30, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  2 Kings 4:42-44 PsalmRead More →

Who Will Shepherd the Shepherdless? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a way of life where vices have been transformed into economic virtues. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22Read More →

The Whole of Inter-Related Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the meals of Jesus overcoming our “reconciliation deficit disorder.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10 – July 16, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29Read More →

Congregations who embrace care for creation will find joy in the initiatives they undertake. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming faithful caretakers of the prophetic critique and vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3 – July 9, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Read More →

The Full Sacredness of All the Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus crossing and removing boundaries. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Lamentations 3:22-33 or Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Psalm 30 2 CorinthiansRead More →

How is the God of creation related to the storms of global climate change? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the interconnected world of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 CorinthiansRead More →

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 Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 12-18, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10Read 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 Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 HolyRead More →