Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the 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 for theRead More →

Returning to Our Origins  – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the start of our Lenten journey. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Ash Wednesday in Years A, B, and C Joel 2:1-2, 12-17Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Potentially, the first text read to initiateRead More →

We need wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Epiphany of Our Lord. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Years A, B, and C Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 EphesiansRead More →

All of Earth Rejoices at the Birth of Jesus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2011) Readings for Christmas Eve (all years) Psalm 96 Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)Read More →

It is the cosmic vulnerability that we have to honor if we want to worship the true king, the Cosmic Christ. – Leah Schade reflects on the readings for Christ the King Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday afterRead More →

God’s presence and blessing are the source of our care for creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jacob wrestling with God and the Parable of the Unjust Judge Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for October 16-22, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2Read More →

A reformation that recognizes God’s presence in all creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Romans 3:19-28 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Reformation Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 What can we preach faithfully onRead More →

Preaching the End of the World in the Face of the End of the World – Leah Schade reflects on Malachi 4:1-2a and Luke 21:5-19 Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for November 13-19, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Read More →

Sin is our refusal to be the responsible consciousness of creation. – Tom Mundahl reflects on expanding our understanding of the Communion of Saints. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for All Saints Sunday in Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 EphesiansRead More →