Living the Ecological Vocation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the source of new life for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 “O give thanks to the Lord, for heRead 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 →

From Dust ‘Til Dawn – Emily Meyer retraces the Lenten journey – from cosmic stardust to the dusty road to Emmaus – and invites us to wonder, learn, root, and go, stepping out gently to bless the earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, YearRead More →

Needing New Life – Nick Utphall reflects on Easter Season and Earth Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026)Acts 2:14a, 22-32Psalm 161 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31 Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026)Acts 2:14a,Read More →

Here’s Mud in Your Eye! – Emily Meyer reflects on tutorials in Divine vision, the Vernal Equinox, and healing individual and collective sight to see God’s reign in the dirt and dust of the here and now. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year ARead More →

Reason for All of God’s Creation to Rejoice! – By Dennis Ormseth reflects on removal of the fear of disaster and the coming near of the Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7Read More →

A Realistic, Optimistic Hope – Drew Tucker reflects on end times, resilience, and our place in the birth pangs of new life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year B (2021, 2024) Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 Wishbone the Dog might be theRead More →

The Beginning of Abundance Is at the End of Scarcity – Drew Tucker reflects on how this week’s readings relate to 1990s song lyrics and the life cycle that we witness in our natural environment. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16Read More →

Ending Our Exile from Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on owning the responsibilities of our priesthood. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 Finally we can begin to see our garden beds. Even thoughRead More →