“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on community, trinity, and unity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 WeRead More →

Free Speech for Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots – Tom Martin reflects on Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, eco-justice, and glossolalia. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 7:37-39 Pentecost is about liberation.  To craftRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the first fruits of a restored creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is theRead More →

Growing into Divine Fellowship – Dennis Ormseth reflects on how we might participate in the relief of nature’s groaning. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 The reading of Jesus’Read More →

The Spirit is the Giver and Sustainer of Life, All of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on how these things can be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-5, 13-17John 3:1-17 Our first reading for theRead More →

The Earth Awaits – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Creation itself participating when the Spirit descends in bodily form as a dove. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 43:1-7Psalm 29Acts 8:14-17Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 As with the texts for the Baptism of OurRead 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 →