We Reap What We Sow  – Amy Carr reflects on forging just relations for both land and people. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025)  Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-9 Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Today’s readings are filledRead More →

Down-to-Earth Benefits for the Entire Community – Dennis Ormseth reflects on stepping out beyond the religious competition to curry God’s favor and entering “a new creation” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3 – 9, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 66:10–14 PsalmRead More →

Love the Neighborhood As Yourself! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on bringing the human economy into consonance with the Great Economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8)Read More →

Generosity, Candor in Brokenness, and Resilient Hope  – Dennis Ormseth wonders if we can be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28Read More →

Play Requires Partnership – Dennis Ormseth asks, “What if we thought of Christ as Wisdom, God’s playmate who leads us into joyful dance?” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 (2) Romans 5:1-5Read More →

The Praising Human – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s love of life and delight in creation serving as a model for humanity’s role in the world.. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 2:1–21 orRead More →

A “Greta Thunberg” Sermon – Tom Martin reflects on loving pesky teenagers and grizzly bears. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 Luke’s story of Jesus in his hometown synagogue at Nazareth, artificiallyRead 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 WishboneRead More →

The Transformation of All Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus’ life and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8 With these readings for this Sunday after Pentecost,Read More →