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Praying a New Story

In this invigorating, poetic and imaginative paperback, Morwood shares prayers that can be used in small groups that reflect a fresh and bold reframing of Christian views of God, the universe, Jesus, the Spirit, and holidays such as Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and Pentecost. Here you will read about an everywhere God instead of an elsewhere God, who is present and active in every corner of the universe and in every dimension of our everyday life.

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Study group prayer

O God
We have said, “Your word is a lamp for our feet, a light for our path.”
Sometimes it seems more like a flickering candle.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time. Resource Types: Prayers.

Didache Communion

A non-canonical liturgy from the first century.

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“Welcome doubt!”

Hymn words from David Stevenson…”. Welcome doubt! Refine our thinking, Urge us further into light; Lead us to a greater dawning. From the shadows of our night…”

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time. Resource Types: Hymns.

From Literal to Literary: The Essential Reference Book for Biblical Metaphors Second Edition

Pastors can use From Literal to Literary to look up words from the passages from which they plan to preach and receive insightful and intriguing understandings of the text.

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When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite

Prof. John Boswell, the late Chairman of Yale University’s history department, discovered that in addition to heterosexual marriage ceremonies in ancient Christian church liturgical documents, there were also ceremonies called the “Office of Same-Sex Union” (10th and 11th century), and the “Order for Uniting Two Men” (11th and 12th century).

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Benediction

May the God you see in all the colors of creation arouse in you a sense of awe and wonder.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time and Pentecost. Ages: All Ages. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

Come Spirit, Bless Us with Your Fire

A new hymn from John Schimminger of St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church, Buffalo NY

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Mind In The Balance

By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern philosophy and science, B. Alan Wallace reveals the theoretical similarities underlying these disparate disciplines and their unified approach to making sense of the objective world.

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Topics: Religion/Spirituality and Science. Resource Types: Books.

Lots Of Hope

Entitled “Lots of Hope,” his book is a discourse on the powerful role that hope plays in the lives of individuals and communities, particularly his own.

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Resource Types: Books and Interfaith.

Coming Out As a Heretic

Not religious, not spiritual, not atheist—what’s left?

Embracing heresy is a way of asserting my place—however tenuous—in this ancient tradition, while acknowledging that most of what I think and do will not pass creedal litmus tests. In a religion of more than two billion adherents, this is hardly a surprise.

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Lord’s Prayer

A contemporary version of the Lord’s Prayer adapted from the prayer book of the Anglican Church of New Zealand.

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