Dwelling in the Presence of the “Good Shepherd” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on being “at home” in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 The readings for this GoodRead More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wise seminarian once remarked that he didn’tRead More →

Creation is our Home, the Abiding Place of Nurture and Sustenance – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the manner with which we regard the creation around us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24Read More →

Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Spirit of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 The themes we have identified in our comments on the readings for theRead More →

Eating Is Not Incidental – Dennis Ormseth reflects on sharing the heavenly meal that is a “holy communion” between God and all God’s creatures, including ourselves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 LukeRead More →

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on community, trinity, and unity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 WeRead More →

Self-Giving – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what it means to “own” property. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Psalm 133 “speaks of brothers dwelling together in unity,” BenRead More →

The Heart of God’s Act of Liberating / Creating – Dennis Ormseth on rooting our self-giving in God’s self-giving. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Psalm 133 “speaks ofRead More →

A Meal for All Sorts of Hunger – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a broad resurrection vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 or JohnRead More →

Jesus, the Gardener – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 orRead More →