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 →

All Nature Sings! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 “All Nature Sings” TheRead More →

Courage – Tom Mundahl reflects on beholding versus seeing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 While there is no doubt of the significance of Davidic pedigree (2Read More →

God’s presence and blessing are the source of our care for creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jacob wrestling with God and the Parable of the Unjust Judge Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2Read More →

Sin is our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on expanding our understanding of the Communion of Saints. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 EphesiansRead More →

What it means to be servants of creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on 2 Kings 5 and Luke 17:11-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for October 9-15, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 As weRead More →

Care for creation and wait in patience. – Tom Mundahl reflects on Habakkuk 2:1-4 and Luke 17:5-10 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for October 2-8, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 For more than fifteen yearsRead More →

What hope is there unless we address our consumption? – Tom Mundah reflects on the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for September 25 – October 1, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19Read More →

Embracing a gift economy – Tom Mundahl reflects on Luke 16:1-13. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for September 18-24, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 A recent steamy August afternoon found my son and me in a movieRead More →