Practice Resurrection – Tom Mundahl reflects on the story told by how we live. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year B (2021, 2024) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 As he finishes one of his best-known poems, “Manifesto:Read More →

Liberation and Restoration of the Whole Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the relations of the Holy Trinity encompassing all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 HolyRead More →

Everything Is Changed – Dennis Ormseth reflects on reorientation of the community to God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In the first of these commentsRead More →

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

Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Spirit of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 The themes we have identified in our comments on theRead More →

All-Encompassing, Hopeful, and Embodied Faith This week Lutheran’s Restoring Creation is excited to offer a guest commentary from Andrew Thompson, a young adult seminarian.  In his commentary, Andrew reflects on God reaching us through our surroundings and how God’s active presence, within and beyond us, forms us for sustained actionRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play inRead More →

The Spirit is the Giver of Life! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Pentecost. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost is the “Birthday of theRead More →