For Those Who Are in Christ, Creation Is New! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on driving out the demon of climate change denial. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 MarkRead More →

This Changes Everything: No Longer Business as Usual – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus inviting the common folk to join him in his struggle to overturn the existing order. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  JonahRead More →

Jesus Ushers in a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the new creation we experience in baptism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 “For those who areRead More →

If You Would Experience God, You Must Fall in Love with Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on baptism as a cosmic event. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 MarkRead 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 →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Pentecost. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is the “Birthday of theRead More →

All of the Baptized Are Sent – Tom Mundahl reflects on our call to serve. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundhal in 2017) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 In a TEDRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver and Sustainer of Life, All of Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the story of Nicodemus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 12:1-4aPsalmRead 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 →

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 →