Our human harmony with all of life is grounded in the great, all-encompassing, self-giving of God. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter May 16,2021 Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 JohnRead More →

A flourishing planet in which all of life together is filled with the glory of God. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter May 9, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 JohnRead More →

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. – Dennis Ormseth  Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter May 9, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “MakeRead More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter April 25, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wiseRead More →

Our economy should reflect the self-giving of God’s gift of creation, the life of Jesus, and the sharing in the early Christian communities. – Dennis Ormseth  Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter April 11, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  ActsRead More →

The true vine is the sign of right relationship—Creator, people, and land interrelated. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter May 2, 2021 Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 “IRead More →

Nick Utphall Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 From top to bottom this week, the lectionary readings seem ready-made for sacrificial substitutionary atonement. This is the view that Jesus diedRead More →

In Pentecost, the whole creation is in process of being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for The Day of Pentecost May 23, 2021 Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRead More →

Jesus’ life and death are about the transformation of all life. – Dennis Ormseth Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 With these readings for the Twenty-Fifth SundayRead More →