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 →

New Creation Is Proactive: Regenerative and Restoring – Dennis Ormseth reflects on becoming full participants in maximizing life’s creativity. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39Read More →

Planting Trees as Symbol and Expression of the Restoration of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s presence in creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  1 Samuel 3:1-10 {11-20} Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20Read More →

Jesus Ushers in a New Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the new creation we experience in baptism. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 “For those who areRead More →

Do we see God’s work in all creation? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on John 9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 The themeRead More →

The Way of Ecojustice in a Dangerous Time – Tom Mundahl reflects on our place in the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Thomas Mundal in 2017) Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11Read More →

What if we thought of Christ as Wisdom, God’s playmate who leads us into joyful dance? Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Holy Trinity Sunday in Year C First Sunday after Pentecost Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8Read More →

God’s love of life and delight in creation should serve as a model for humanity’s role in the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Day of Pentecost in Year C Acts 2:1–21 or Genesis 11:1–9 PsalmRead More →

In Celebration of St. Francis – Nancy Wright reflects on four themes of creation care in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16 We are given a wonderfulRead More →