Detachment as Creation Justice – brother ken, OLF, reflects on what we are willing to let go. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 In the Gospel reading for today, JesusRead More →

Hard Sayings of Jesus: Blessing or Naming? – Robert Saler reflects on being a clear-eyed observer of human freedom and its effects. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 5:1-7 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19Read 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 →

Part 1: “Francis: Prophet of God.” – Paul Santmire honors St. Francis of Assisi with a 3-Sunday commentary series. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Note: October 4th is the Festival of St. Francis. This series affords the preacher an opportunity to address the texts of the threeRead More →

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

This Changes Everything: No Longer Business as Usual – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him in his struggle to overturn the existing order. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  JonahRead More →

God Is the God of Embodiment throughout Earth and Sky! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s presence calling us to care of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  1 Samuel 3:1-10 {11-20} Psalm 139:1-6,Read More →

Advent Is about Gathering for the New Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on wilderness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Again this second Sunday ofRead More →

During the season of Lent (or any other time of introspection), share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship committee, Youth Group, Church Council or just for your own personal Lenten journey: Print out +/or share day-to-day tools using any of these calendars or check lists: Thanks to theRead More →