The Earth Awaits – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Creation itself participating when the Spirit descends in bodily form as a dove. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 43:1-7Psalm 29Acts 8:14-17Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 As with the textsRead More →

Wisdom’s Playfield – Dennis Ormseth reflects on partnering with Wisdom in the play of discovery and the exercise of responsibility. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 LukeRead More →

Space and Time Are Opened for the Renewal of Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on all things falling within reach of salvation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary By Dennis Ormseth Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Micah 5:2-5a LukeRead More →

Reason for All of God’s Creation to Rejoice! – By Dennis Ormseth reflects on removal of the fear of disaster and the coming near of the Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) ZephaniahRead More →

Stay Together, Encourage One Another, and Actually Act – Tom Mundahl reflects on the connection between preparing the way and changing our ways. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6climaRead More →

The New Beginning of a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God who both levels mountains and raises valleys and also transforms desolate land into a garden paradise. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021,Read More →

Words Appropriate for the Season of Advent? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the hope the Christian gospel offers an unjust world facing ecological crises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1Read More →

Everything Is Changed – Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In the first of these commentsRead More →

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