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 →

Love the Neighborhood As Yourself! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on bringing the human economy into consonance with the Great Economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8)Read More →

Sabbath Fufillment – Tom Mundahl reflects on striving to enable all members of creation to be what God intended them to be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16–34 Psalm 97 RevelationRead More →

Called to Care for All Creatures – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to join in the hymn of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) Psalm 30Read More →

Atmospheric and Earthly Christ – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on imagery of sky and solidity in the Easter 2 texts. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150 RevelationRead More →

Erasing Old Limits – Tom Mundahl reflects on new and imaginative communities of caritas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 In a talk entitled “Health is Membership,” occasioned by seeingRead More →

The Hospitality of the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on membership in contrast to individualism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 7 – 13, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1 – 8 Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 TheRead More →

Who Will Shepherd the Shepherdless? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on a way of life where vices have been transformed into economic virtues. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 17 – July 23, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22Read More →

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 →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter April 25, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wiseRead More →