Creational Blessing – Dennis Ormseth reflects on resisting domination and living into God’s promises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17- 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Jesus’ encounter with “someRead More →

Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts forRead More →

Holding All Things Together – Tom Mundahl reflects on being a new wearer of clothes. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 Many of us received new clothes asRead More →

“This is what love looks like!” – Tom Mundahl reflects on resisting global climate change. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 11-17, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 In his thoughtful commentary on Second Isaiah, PaulRead More →

Marriage, Family, and the Community of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the profound mutuality between male and female in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35,Read More →

Vine and Branches Rooted in God’s Good Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on hope for all who live in exile from good Earth, Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 JohnRead More →

Coming Down to Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on our vocation to make earth a hospitable household for all. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B ( 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 DuringRead More →

Faithfulness and Creativity: Robert Saler reflects on the example of Saint Joseph. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Robert Saler in 2013) Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 The readingsRead More →

Following Jesus into Earth: A New Reformation? – Robert Saler reflects on Luke 14:25-33 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for September 4-10, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Lutherans Restoring Creation, as a movement, has been known toRead More →

Life Outside the Garden of Goodness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on overcoming the hostilities that divide us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 5-11, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35 “If aRead More →