Jesus, the Gardener – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 orRead More →

Survival Is Insufficient – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Trinitarian model of “making room.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 This week the church begins the season known as Ordinary Time.Read More →

The Story of Jesus the Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the triune God of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 As we noted inRead 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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42 The conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman inRead 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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11 Our Lenten journeyRead More →

All Creation Looks Forward to God’s Glory – Dennis Ormseth reflects on mountain experiences. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Mountains matter. Beginning with the readings for the Fourth Sunday afterRead More →

God’s Ways – Liv Larson Andrews reflects on peace, darkness, and time. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday in Advent, Year A (2022, 2025) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 Isaiah 2:1-5 The tools for peace are the tools that tend the land. Though IRead More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and CJoel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiate the season of Lent onRead 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, 2024) Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79Read More →