Where Most of Us Stand – Nick Utphall reflects on finding our place in the struggle to care for the world’s family. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Psalm 90:12-17 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 I have aRead More →

Impossible for Humans but Possible by God’s Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling people to relinquish wealth for others and on behalf of all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 PsalmRead More →

Congregations who embrace care for creation will find joy in the initiatives they undertake. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming faithful caretakers of the prophetic critique and vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3 – July 9, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Read More →

Preaching the Adventure of Passion – Robert Saler reflects on being a listening church. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 Those who would preach creation care inRead More →

Projection, Humility, and the Call for Justice – Robert Saler reflects on preaching care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 For those preaching aboutRead More →

Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully duringRead More →

A Parable about Caring for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the parable of the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 The readings for this Sunday after PentecostRead More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith This week Lutheran’s Restoring Creation is excited to offer a guest commentary from Andrew Thompson, a young adult seminarian.  In his commentary, Andrew reflects on God reaching us through our surroundings and how God’s active presence, within and beyond us, forms us for sustained actionRead More →

The Grace Gathering ran parallel to the 2016 Churchwide Voting Assembly in New Orleans. The goal in gathering was to inspire one another to look back at the 500 years since the Reformation and see how to move forward in faith and love for the next 500 years. On AugustRead More →

All Creation Looks Forward to God’s Glory  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the mountain experiences of Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2Read More →