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 →

Announcing a new, non-degree eco-justice learning program with Lutheran theological foundations and on-going nourishment from a cohort-based model to ensure community engagement. Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith (find out more here and apply for Fall 2021) Hear more about the emerging Climate Justice Center atRead More →

As we prepare for the season of Lent, share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship committee, Church Council or just for your own personal Lenten journey: Consider using any of these books as a personal devotional +/or in an online book study with friends/church members > Wild HopeRead More →

Following Jesus into Earth: A New Reformation? – Robert Saler reflects on Luke 14:25-33 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for September 4-10, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Lutherans Restoring Creation, as a movement, has been known toRead More →

Hard Sayings of Jesus: Blessing or Naming? – Robert Saler reflects on Luke 12:49-56 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for August 14-20, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022)  Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56 In a Christian Century blog in which I discussed this Sunday’sRead More →