Down-to-Earth Benefits for the Entire Community – Dennis Ormseth reflects on stepping out beyond the religious competition to curry God’s favor and entering “a new creation” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3 – 9, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 66:10–14 PsalmRead 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 orRead More →

Liberation of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on what God’s embodiment means for creation.        Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12-4:2Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] The Feast of the Transfiguration is the climax ofRead More →

Justice and Renewal for Humans, Other Creatures, and the Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the biblical Year of Jubilee authorizing us to establish laws and practices for ecojustice. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022,Read More →

Jubilee Thinking – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a sense of proper order.  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21 As we continue our Epiphany journey celebrating the manifestation of GodRead 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 →

Wisdom’s Playfield – Dennis Ormseth reflects on partnering with Wisdom in the play of discovery and the exercise of responsibility. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year C (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Samuel 2:18-20 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 LukeRead More →

Behold – Tom Mundahl reflects on recovering a sense of the mysterium tremendum. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:46b-55 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 As we approach the last Sunday in Advent andRead More →

What Then Shall We Do? – Tom Mundahl reflects on bearing fruit. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 By tradition, the Third Sunday in Advent has beenRead More →