Everything Is Changed – Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In the first of these commentsRead More →

Living the Ecological Vocation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the source of new life for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “O give thanks to theRead More →

Our human harmony with all of life is grounded in the great, all-encompassing, self-giving of God. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter May 16,2021 Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 JohnRead More →

A flourishing planet in which all of life together is filled with the glory of God. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter May 9, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 JohnRead More →

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. – Dennis Ormseth  Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter May 9, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “MakeRead More →

In Christ’s Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 In the readingsRead More →

Vine and Branches Rooted in God’s Good Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on hope for all who live in exile from good Earth, Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 JohnRead More →

We do indeed have this “good shepherd” in whose presence we may dwell all our days. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on being “at home” in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 PsalmRead 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 Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23Read More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter April 25, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wiseRead More →