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 Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) Jonah 3:1-5, 10 PsalmRead More →

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 AtRead 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 →

Growing into Divine Fellowship – Dennis Ormseth reflects on how we might participate in the relief of nature’s groaning. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 The reading of Jesus’Read More →

Lent Calls Us to Serve the Flourishing of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the temptation of Jesus and what it says for us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11 Our Lenten journeyRead More →

It’s Time to Break with Business as Usual and Tend God’s Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what we can learn from fishermen. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 It’sRead More →

The Fruits Among Us – Kris Litman-Koon ponders how relationships – divine, human, and ecological – are a common theme in our theology and in God’s intimate calling for us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year C (2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-10 (4) Colossians 1:1-14Read More →

Living in the Presence of God – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the care of all God’s creation being within our reach when we abide in the domain of divine love. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 10 – 16, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-10Read More →

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 filled with images of nourishing andRead More →

As we live, work, and worship in the land that is now called the United States, Lutherans Restoring Creation recognizes that we do so on land that was stolen from Indigenous peoples. As we are called to restore creation, we are also called to restore right-relationship with one another.  As we join in this holyRead More →