All Nature Sings! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 “All Nature Sings” The readings for the First SundayRead More →

Let All Creation Praise – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the psalms of Christmas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 9:2-7Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 62:6-12 or 52:7-10Psalm 97 or 98Titus 3:4-7 or Hebrews 1:1-14Read More →

Feast on These Parables from Nature! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the messy business of God’s kingdom. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Our reflection on the teaching of Jesus,Read More →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66 or Matthew 27:11-54 The Sunday of the Passion beginsRead More →

Greater Courage and Imagination – Tom Mundahl reflects on standing up against those who would destroy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 My late father-in-law kept mules and an impressive BelgianRead 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 →

Stay Together, Encourage One Another, and Actually Act – Tom Mundahl reflects on the connection between preparing the way and changing our ways. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6clima Last night I heard aRead More →

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 comments on texts for the SundaysRead 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 the Lord, for he is good;Read More →