Love the Neighborhood As Yourself! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on bringing the human economy into consonance with the Great Economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8)Read More →

Generosity, Candor in Brokenness, and Resilient Hope  – Dennis Ormseth wonders if we can be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Rejecting Dominion – Dennis Ormseth reflects on our status as children of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13 Luke’s version of the temptation of Jesus inRead More →

Liberation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what God’s embodiment means for creation.        Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12-4:2Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] The Feast of the Transfiguration is the climax ofRead More →

Justice and Renewal for Humans, Other Creatures, and the Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the biblical Year of Jubilee authorizing us to establish laws and practices for ecojustice. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022,Read More →