To love neighbor involves love for their neighborhood. To love God involves love for God’s creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on loving as God loves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1 IRead More →

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on food to sustain us; let’s explore how we can deliberately share the spectrum of ways our churches can inform members of opportunities, practice mindful eating, and love the wide arrayRead More →

As part of our Connections Calls, we get to hear feedback from representatives who work in various expressions of the ELCA. (Click here to listen.) During the January 2020 call, after a group devotional,  Katrina Martich shared what she took away from the 2019 Lutheran Disaster Response Convening.  Listen hereRead More →

Freedom from Fear is Freedom to Act:  Robert Saler reflects on Luke 12:32-40 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for August 7-13, Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 20-23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 Well-cathechized Lutherans tend to be familiar with mostRead More →

If we abide in the domain of divine love, care of all God’s creation is indeed within our reach. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Readings for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-10 (4) Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 The Gospel lessonRead More →

The kingdom calls for down-to-earth benefits for the entire community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Readings for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 66:10–14 Psalm 66:1–9 (4) Galatians 6:[1–6] 7–16 Luke 10:1–11, 16–20 This Sunday’s scriptures provide a basis for extending our reflections fromRead More →

Love the neighborhood as yourself! Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8) Galatians 5:1, 13–25 Luke 9:51–62 The learnings for care of creation to be drawn from this Sunday’s readings hingeRead More →