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Would We Recognize Jesus If He Came Today?

The idea of a second coming of Christ is a mystery, if not explicitly controversial. Jesus’ followers apparently believed he would return during their lifetime after he was crucified. When that didn’t happen, later followers gradually changed the belief into an indefinite “someday.” After two thousand years of waiting, most Christians no longer look for it to happen in their lifetimes and acknowledge that Jesus may have been speaking metaphorically about his return. It is just as likely that those words were put into Jesus’ mouth by the gospel writers themselves. Wishful thinking?

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When we feel all weighed down with guilt

From the Boundless Life collection

When we feel all weighed down with guilt *
And find forgiveness out of reach
We take your hand, O tender Christ,
And walk with you along life’s beach.

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Call Me Back

I am told that God answers prayer.
Always.
But then a few caveats are added,
meant to temper my expectation
for a quick and positive response.

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry, Prayer, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Poetry and Prayers.

The Soul of the Psalms: from ashes to alleluias

Structured for Lent, but practical for any time of the year, this new resource examines the lament psalms for their connections to contemporary experiences. The introduction acquaints the reader with Dr. Walter Brueggemann’s analysis of the psalms into the categories of orientation, disorientation, and reorientation. A contemporary psalm/poem for each entry discerns the emotional tenor of the psalms and makes it relevant for the challenges of contemporary life and relationships.

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry, Spiritual Exploration & Practice, and Theology & Religious Education. 8 Points: Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons and Lent. Ages: Adult. Texts: Psalms. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Books, Poetry, and Readings.

Not every day

From the Boundless Life collection

Not every day shall Earth’s bright rainbow colors
Arch over Earth’s clear sparkling, sparkling skies;
Not every day shall rainbows light our vision
But every day heart’s rainbows can be made.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, God

From the Boundless Life collection

Thank you, thank you, thank you God
For the gift, the gift of life.
Thank you, thank you, thank you God
For the peace beyond all strife.

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One Breath, V.2

One breath; one breath at time.
A breath-on-breath is all we get,
and you cannot take it with you

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Topics: New Thought/New Age, Spiritual Exploration & Practice, and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Readings.

Spirit Within Us

Spirit within us, Spirit we call Holy,
With us, not of us, God’s own self with ours.
Presence of power, Spirit to spirit given,
This be our prayer now:
Through us your will be done.

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Audio MP3 and Hymns.

Keep the Channel Open

Written by Martha Graham

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
That is translated through you into action,
And because there is only one of you in all time,
This expression is unique.

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Most noble of creatures on Earth

From the Boundless Life collection

Most noble of creatures on Earth are we
Yet gifted with power to both hurt and kill.
Are money and things our most sought for goal?
Or Earth and its life what transforms our will?

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Prayer

O God, our God:
Our hearts long to be at home with You.
Our minds hunger for more knowledge of You.
Our hands are full of needs to lay before You.

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Topics: Prayer. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.

Prayer

O Dear One, light that travels years, darkness that frames the day, creativity that defies our conventions, cataclysm that mocks our smug sense of control, inspiration for the book of Psalms and the Book of Job alike, prayerfully we turn to you now.

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Topics: Prayer and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.
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