Creation’s Interest – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the strength and cost of refusing the way of domination. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Luke 19:28-40 (Procession of Palms) Isaiah 50:4-9a PsalmRead More →

Passion and Ecology – Robert Saler reflects on the Spirit of life pulsating through death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Luke 19:28-40 (Procession with Palms) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11Read More →

Overcoming Domination – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the “new thing” God is doing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 The significance of the encounter at the homeRead More →

Celebrating Care for Its Own Sake – Robert Saler reflects on caring for the dying creation as an act of hope in resurrection. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 PhilippiansRead More →

New Creation! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the promise that comes from the very heart of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 With itsRead More →

To Both Bless and Harm – Robert Saler reflects on human systems of self-reliance that prevent us from using the gift of creation well. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32Read More →

Confronting Dualism – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who is both creator and servant of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9 The report of Pilate’s brutalRead More →

Let Repentance Linger – Robert Saler reflects on refusing to rush to easy consolation to create space for authentic encounter with God’s call for change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 55:1-9Read More →

Creational Blessing – Dennis Ormseth reflects on resisting domination and living into God’s promises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17- 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Jesus’ encounter with “someRead More →

Of Land and Heaven – Robert Saler reflects on where our citizenship lies. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 The readings for thisRead More →