Dwelling in the Presence of the “Good Shepherd” – Dennis Ormseth reflects on being “at home” in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 The readings for this GoodRead More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wise seminarian once remarked that he didn’tRead More →

Creation is our Home, the Abiding Place of Nurture and Sustenance – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the manner with which we regard the creation around us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24Read More →

Participating in the Banquet – Dennis Ormseth reflects on joining with the Servant of Creation in the unending care of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 This is the Feast ofRead More →

Living into a Vision of Sustainability for the Whole Earth Community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Good Shepherd Sunday, as thisRead 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 →

The Shepherd, the Flock, and the Lamb – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on our identity of sheep in apocalyptic times. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2022, 2025) Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 The Fourth Sunday of Easter, midway through theRead More →

Singing the “Hymn of Praise” with Gusto – Tom Mundahl reflects on the Risen One intensifying our purpose, especially our care for the whole creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 JohnRead More →

Bread That Gives Life to the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on the reverential economy of God’s grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24 – July 30, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 What images of hospitality do youRead More →