Creational Blessing – Dennis Ormseth reflects on resisting domination and living into God’s promises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17- 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Jesus’ encounter with “someRead More →

An Environmentalist-Turned-Pastor Reflects on Ash Wednesday – Lois Sorensen. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Our Old Testament text for Ash Wednesday (Joel 2:1-2, 12-17) certainly has eco-theological aspects.Read More →

Rejecting Dominion – Dennis Ormseth reflects on our status as children of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13 Luke’s version of the temptation of Jesus inRead More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiateRead More →

Liberation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what God’s embodiment means for creation.        Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12-4:2Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] The Feast of the Transfiguration is the climax ofRead More →

Justice and Renewal for Humans, Other Creatures, and the Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the biblical Year of Jubilee authorizing us to establish laws and practices for ecojustice. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022,Read More →

The Earth Awaits – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Creation itself participating when the Spirit descends in bodily form as a dove. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 43:1-7Psalm 29Acts 8:14-17Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 As with the textsRead 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)IsaiahRead More →

Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts forRead More →

Wisdom’s Playfield – Dennis Ormseth reflects on partnering with Wisdom in the play of discovery and the exercise of responsibility. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 LukeRead More →