Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Spirit of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 The themes we have identified in our comments on the readings for theRead More →

Eating Is Not Incidental – Dennis Ormseth reflects on sharing the heavenly meal that is a “holy communion” between God and all God’s creatures, including ourselves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 LukeRead More →

“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 →

Self-Giving – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what it means to “own” property. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Psalm 133 “speaks of brothers dwelling together in unity,” BenRead More →

The Heart of God’s Act of Liberating / Creating – Dennis Ormseth on rooting our self-giving in God’s self-giving. 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 Psalm 133 “speaks ofRead More →

A Meal for All Sorts of Hunger – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a broad resurrection vision. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 or JohnRead More →

Jesus, the Gardener – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 orRead More →

The Site of Earthly Practice – Dennis Ormseth reflects on The Temple being relocated in the meal and in the garden. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 CorinthiansRead More →

The Transformation of All Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the reorientation of creation to its sacred center. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027)  Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11Read More →

God’s Graceful Work – Robert Saler reflects on some theses on preaching creation care on Passion Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Mark 11:1-11 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1 – 15:47 1) It is ofRead More →