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To simply bask in ignorance, a Hymn

To simply bask in ignorance, to shy away from facts, can masquerade as ‘simple faith’, or veil our foolish acts; and then the world will look at us, a church so old and stale, no longer worth …

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Hope Unseen

(based on John 5: 37-47, Romans 8: 18-25)

When one comes in a never-uttered name
God wins the glory for all that is done:
It’s in hoping for what cannot be claimed
That every inch of justice is won.

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The Flow

A meditation

One day, several years ago, I took our dog Kai for a walk. Just outside our home in Mill Valley, California, next to our steep driveway, was a flume where water ran in the rainy season. Halfway …

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God is Love: The Daily Lessons of God in Parenting

I try to carry God into all I do including parenting. This does not translate into threats or punishment about God watching but into teaching about kindness and love.

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Youth Suicide

I am really struggling with my faith today, A boy near us has killed himself.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Life Celebration (funeral). Ages: All Ages. Resource Types: Prayers.

Thinking about God Panentheistically

Tony Jones challenged progressive theobloggers to write a substantive post about God. This is my attempt to answer that challenge.

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The Myth of the Lone Gunman

It’s the myth of countless Westerns of yesterday, the myth of the formulaic action-hero movies of today. It’s as American as Clint Eastwood. It’s as American as Captain America. And it’s proof that there is no such thing as the lone gunman. Contrary to the statements of the police and the politicians, the man who walked into a Sikh temple and shot several people dead did not act by himself. A nation of believers in this myth was right behind him.

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The God Of My Children

This piece was first published on My daughter: Oh no. The tree broke! My son: Don’t worry. It’s okay. God takes care of all the broken things. These moments fill my heart with assurance that God …

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What Should Churches Be About?

Whatever paradigm a community may favor (or more than one among community members), the core of Christian faith and what Jesus emphasized — the centrality of love in action — can be the community emphasis as well.

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The Evil We Do To Fit In – sermon video

The beheading of John the Baptist

“Take sides, because neutrality always serves the oppressor and never the oppressed. Your silence will always be interpreted as consent. There is no honor in remaining neutral in matters of ethical importance. Always taking the middle ground doesn’t make you smart, it doesn’t make you fair, it doesn’t make you balanced, and it certainly doesn’t make you innocent.”

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Topics: Ethical Issues. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time. Ages: All Ages. Texts: Mark. Resource Types: Sermon Videos, Sermons, and Videos.

Bicycle Brilliance and the Greening of America’s Streets

The Green Lane Project brings bicycling into the 21st century—with positive results for the nation’s health, economy, environment and commutes You can glimpse the future right now in forward-looking American cities—a few blocks here, a mile there …

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Categories: Journalism. Tags: bicycling, Bikes Belong, and Chicago. Topics: Egalitarianism, Health and Healing, and The Younger Generation. 8 Points: Point 7: Integrity of the Earth. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Ages: All Ages.
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