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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) 1 Samuel 3:1-10 {11-20} Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 “ForRead More →

We Are Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on the community of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 As we considered the prologue to John’s Gospel in our commentsRead More →

All of Earth Rejoices at the Birth of Jesus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Readings for Nativity ofRead More →

A Light Shining in the Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 62:6-12Read 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 →

God’s Plan –  Nick Utphall reflects on the order(s) of the universe and a baby. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Christmas, Years A,  B, and C  Jerimiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-12 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14John 1:[1-9] 10-18 “What has come into being in him was life…butRead More →

Coming Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on a return from exile. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, Years A, B, and C  Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 “Coming home” is at the heart of the Christmas season. To gather with family, friends,Read More →

The “great gathering” of Earth community encompasses the material world of God’s good creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on our use of the gifts of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Second Sunday after Christmas, Year A (2013/4, 2016/7, 2019/20, 2022/23)Read More →