Jesus is the Gardener – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or ActsRead More →

The Story of Jesus the Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the triune God of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 AsRead More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season knownRead More →

Real Water, Holy Water – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Samaritan woman finishing a story that began with Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11JohnRead More →

Lent Calls Us to Serve the Flourishing of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the temptation of Jesus and what it says for us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020,Read More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C Joel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiateRead More →

All Creation Looks Forward to God’s Glory  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the mountain experiences of Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2Read More →