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Live Now

Savour the moments. Appreciate the day. We don't know what life will bring us. Sometimes we will be called to courage and endurance. Sometimes we will have to bear our own and others' pain. Being with a loved one through illness and death can be a trying yet profound experience. It is our experience of living that shapes us and calls from us the best that is in us

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A Progressive Christian Faces Death

Without an omnipotent God, and without a clear vision of an afterlife, what do I, as a progressive Christian, have for support when death draws near? The answer is simple: I find support in the same realities that have sustained me through life.

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A People’s History of Christianity- The Other Side of the Story

This is the book that progressives and liberals have been waiting for – a deeply researched history of Christianity that sheds new light on the under-reported personalities and movements of the faith. In the same spirit as Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking work The People’s History of the United States, Diana Butler Bass reveals the under-reported movements, personalities, and spiritual practices that continue to inform and ignite contemporary Christian worship, activism, and social justice reforms in the name of Jesus. The book will offer up a much-needed “other side of the story” for progressive Christians, drawing from examples of alternative practices in every period of Christian history

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Blinded by Belief

Humans are wondrous creatures. Even the very thought that we are conscious at all is enough to baffle the most intelligent of people. Yet it is even more amazing that this wondrous creature we call human, which has been mysteriously endowed with mind and reason, will voluntarily give up these faculties rather than use them. How? They give it up to have a book they can believe in that has all the answers spelled out for them. Then the attribute this book they know was written by humans, to the divine creator.

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Resistance, The New Role of Progressive Christians

This is edited by John Cobb Jr.  It is the work of Progressive Christians Uniting which is based in the greater LA area.  It seeks to embody a progressive form of Christianity in statements, conferences and projects to encourage local churches and their members to think and act in more progressive ways and to show the wider community that there is a more authentic form of Christian faith that that projected by the religous right.  The differences between liberal and progressive Christians is well articulated in the introduction and in the articles that follow.  It is an excellent resource for study groups and for praxis. 

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Resource Types: Books.

SPIRITUALITY Poem: On P-S-S Vision Article 3-15-09

By: Dennis Bruce Dickey. SPIRITUALITY POEM. The realist poet falls down into a pit,And someone says, & compassion. That, Ohhh, conformity broken gift. Perversion of conscience hammered in. Exception.That, sixth, must be peeled away.

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Dimensions of Faith

Philip Sudworth considers the different dimensions of faith and the implications for how we respond to the faith of others.

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A Quiet Lazy Summer

All religions started with mystical discovery and wonderment. Discovery and wonderment are the foundation of every spiritual experience. It is humans to search for that spiritual experience somewhere.

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Hope – An Action of Creative Transformation

Today, it is very clear to me that “hope” is not wishful thinking for the weak. It is a positive action that will affect the course of our lives. It is for the strong who are willing to embrace change. For hope is a doorway to positive creative transformation.

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The World Needs Love

Hymn to the tune Finlandia.

The world needs love; so many hearts are hurting.  Lord, work through us, help us to spread your peace, bringing to all – through your forgiving spirit -freedom from guilt, from bitterness release.

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Meditation On Choice

Prayer is choice; choice about where you direct your thoughts and intentions, choice about where you place your hopes and desires, choice to slow down and focus on compassion. www.sbnr.org

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A Word to the Spiritual Seekers- Hope for New Life in Churches

Unfortunately, many churches are slow to change and are out of sync with modern times. Often neither the theology nor the music speak to the souls of people of today.

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Prayer for Authenticity

In these quieter moments, may optimism's glow creep in and then pervade our spirits and countenance. May hope, possibility and inward smile (at least) abide side by side with any worries, fears and the rest of our human repertoire and jumble of thoughts and emotions

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We Might Need the End of Progressive Christianity

In response to the roundtable on Rev. Braxton’s abrupt departure from Riverside and the crisis in Progressive Christianity, Rita Brock sees little hope in the Church as it stands.

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Current Present Task- A Poem

Short Poem "Current Present Task"  from the book, "Throwing Away God" by Joseph Mattioli 

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Resource Types: Poetry.

The Wide, Wide World of Theology! A Poem

Fiery Spirit of Love, Come, O Lover of the Poor…

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Resource Types: Poetry.

A Voice from the Ocean Depths

America’s problems extend beyond these obvious structural weaknesses. An intellectual depravity that avoids lasting solutions has settled over large segments of the body politic. As a result, congress is often divided on critical issues between far right and left. Important legislation often turns into polarized partisan battle. Compromise to find passage demeans the rigor of clear hard fought thought leaving only a flaccid attempt to solve the problem at hand.

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Environment in Relgion

written by Vladimir Tomek

Destruction of nature, whether quick and immediate, like the slash-and-burn agricultural practices, or gradual, such as the destruction of the ozone layer, dulls our sensitivity to the presence of God in the natural world.

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