“. . . a spirit from on high is poured out on us, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field” (Isaiah 32:15) – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmic Christ revealed in the Transfiguration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, YearRead More →

New Creation Is Proactive: Regenerative and Restoring – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming full participants in maximizing life’s creativity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39Read More →

For Those Who Are in Christ, Creation Is New! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on driving out the demon of climate change denial. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 MarkRead More →

It’s Time to Break with Business as Usual and Tend God’s Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what we can learn from fishermen. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1Read 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 →

Planting Trees as Symbol and Expression of the Restoration of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s presence in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  1 Samuel 3:1-10 {11-20} Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20Read More →

Jesus Ushers in a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the new creation we experience in baptism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 “For those who areRead More →

If You Would Experience God, You Must Fall in Love with Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on baptism as a cosmic event. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 MarkRead More →

Choosing Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Moses’ Farewell Speech and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Corinthians 3:1-9 MatthewRead More →