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Doxology

Sung to the traditional tune

Praise God who gives us hearts to care…

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The Time for Healing

The time for healing is now…

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Blessing of Hands

(for people in the healing professions)

A blessing ritual for those in the healing professions.

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Living as One Human Family

Let’s face it. The walls dividing people today have gotten taller and thicker, whether between men and women, young and old, gays and straights, developed and developing worlds, haves and have-nots. Yet the spiritual dream of unity persists. We believe that God is a Weaver of Oneness who wants us to live in harmony — neighbor with neighbor, communities with communities, religions with religions, and nations with nations.

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Where God Comes From

Reflections on Science, Systems, and the Sublime

Where God Comes From explores how the sublime and miraculous can be found in a whole range of processes– from chemistry and biology to language and literature and social interactions — and how they loop back on themselves to form complex systems, stitching themselves and their environments together.

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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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Faith and Race: A Dialogue Worth Having

According to the Abrahamic traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha’i Faith, the universe itself was spoken into being. This offers a fitting metaphor for the promise of interreligious dialogue, the promise of a new creation. Like the speaking into being of the universe, for interreligious dialogue to fulfill this promise requires attention to detail. We must be attentive not only to what we are dialoguing about but who is engaged in the dialogue.

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Tagore Grace

I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.   Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Prayers: Table grace. Resource Types: Prayers.

Justice Grace

God bless this food we are about to receive. Give bread to those who hunger; and hunger for justice to us who have bread.  Amen

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Prayers: Table grace. Resource Types: Prayers.

Grace

For each new morning with its light…

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Prayers: Table grace. Resource Types: Prayers.

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 Reprehensible Ethics Underpinning Paul Ryan’s Politics

Now that Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate, I’ve decided to write briefly on the philosophy of Ayn Rand, whom Ryan credits as the inspiration for his policies and proposals.  I’m particularly concerned with …

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