Hope for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the process of the whole creation being reconciled and incorporated into Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027 ) Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27Read More →

Free Speech for Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots – Tom Martin reflects on Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, eco-justice, and glossolalia. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 7:37-39 Pentecost is about liberation.  To craftRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the first fruits of a restored creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is theRead 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 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 In this Sunday’sRead 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 or Genesis 11:1–9 Psalm 104:24–34, 35bRead More →

Wisdom leads us to change our relationships with our animal brothers and sisters in God’s creation.  Leah Schade reflects on the second Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Second Sunday (Animal), Season of Creation, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022)  Job 39:1-8, 26-30 Psalm 104:14-23Read More →

Wisdom teaches that what God has gathered up in Christ, we humans should make healthy, free from toxins, cleaned of trash, and restored to abundance. – Leah Schade reflects on the first Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation   Readings for the First Sunday (Ocean), Year CRead More →