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 →

Formed to “See” in the Way of the Cross – Robert Saler reflects on the scandalous particularity of our particular Messiah’s mission. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 InRead 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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jonah 3:1-5, 10 PsalmRead More →

Advent Is about Gathering for the New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on wilderness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Again this second Sunday of Advent, we gatherRead More →

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, Jesus is back on the road.Read 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, 8-19 (semicontinuous reading) Hebrews 11:29-12:2 LukeRead 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 home of Mary, Martha and LazarusRead 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 three successive Sundays with St. FrancisRead 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, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 JohnRead More →

Lutherans Restoring Creation is proud to co-sponsor the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith Program.  Join a cohort of global, faith-fueled learners who are ready to bring eco-theology to life at home! Download more information and share with community organizations. Follow the Center for Climate Justice & Faith via their Facebook pageRead More →