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Mac Campbell’s Easter Lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s anthem “Hallelujah”

Mac Campbell’s Easter Lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s anthem “Hallelujah”… Sung casually and a capella by Deshna Ubeda.   A note from the author: “What prompted this note was the poem by Gretta which you included.  Not surprisingly, …

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The Easter Way of Jesus: A Modern Day Via Dolorosa

If Jesus died for anything, he laid down his life like most social prophets and martyrs as a complete and utter refutation and relinquishment of any vestiges of earthly kingdoms. Whatever the subsequent followers of the donkey king would retrospectively make of him, he was regarded by the powers that be as nothing more than a nuisance. As more than one biblical scholar has pointed out, the real significance of Jesus’ crucifixion lay in the fact that anyone subsequently noticed and cared about the execution of a nobody. Yet it is the way of a nobody — not a somebody — that has so often altered the way of an otherwise weary world.

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Quote for Easter Reading

“Why look for the living among the dead?” [Luke 24:5] “We live in a post-resurrection age, which in many ways is not unlike that of the first followers of a Galilean peasant sage and martyr, who was …

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Once Upon a Time

An Easter Reading

Once upon a time, God was Good, and Good was born in each of us. Good took on human form to move across the face of the earth. As we let Good direct us, it taught us …

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The Stations of the Cross and the Beatitudes, Part 8

A Guide to Spiritual Practice for Lent

Beatitude Nine: “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter, Holy Week, and Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Adult Curriculum, Meditations, Readings, and Study Guides.

“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

Beginning with the traditional opening from Charles Wesley, this moves into a progressive Christian expression of resurrection.
Christ the Lord is risen today – Alleluia!
Mortal tongues and angels say: – Alleluia!

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Hymns.

Easter Sunday Prayer

I’m a scientific kind of guy and to tell you the truth
I find the stories of the empty tomb hard to take in

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Prayers.

A Reason to Celebrate Easter

As a progressive clergy person from my first day in the pulpit, thirty years ago, I always felt that everything from Lent to Easter Sunday was the most important and exciting season for Christians. It was another opportunity to teach and even to practice the path of kenosis, to move beyond our familiar boundaries of mind and body by learning to let go and change.

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Roll Away the Stone

On this Easter Sunday,
Let us roll away the stone
The stone that stifles the divine spark within us
That keeps us from being our true selves

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Affirmations and Prayers.

Palm Passion

Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday… a worship service from Soul Link Faith Community, a new church plant in Mansfield PA. The pastor’s story follows the order of worship.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter and Lent. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

“Thine Is the Glory”

Lo! Christ is with us, risen from the tomb;
Love for one another, conquers hopeless doom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of joy now sing:
For with Christ arisen, death hath lost its sting.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Resource Types: Hymns.

John Mark: A Gospel Novel

JOHN MARK, the gospel novel written by Christopher Epting, came to life in Jerusalem. While on a sabbatical there at St. George’s College, he felt inspired to enter more deeply into the biblical story by focusing his mind and heart on the very first gospel ever to be written, the one attributed to St. Mark. But who was this Saint? And how did he come to create a literary masterpiece that would open the door for others, for Matthew, Luke and John, to follow?

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Topics: Jesus Studies. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Ages: Young Adult. Texts: Mark. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Books.

Namaste Easter Liturgy

Welcome to the liturgy of The Namaste Church!
We proclaim and celebrate this Easter season because it links Jesus with all life, with transformation, and with possibility of life beyond our imagining. Easter offers meaning and hope to all people.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Rituals: Lent. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

Let Us Overcome

An Easter Litany

The celebration of Easter is the acknowledgement of the power of the divine spirit working through us to transform the most negative of situations. Let us commit ourselves to overcoming hate with love.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: Easter. Prayers: Invocation. Resource Types: Prayers.

Theology from Exile: Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary for an Emerging Christianity: The Year of Luke

The Year of Luke is the first in a series of commentaries on biblical scripture found in the three-year cycle of Christian liturgical readings of the Revised Common Lectionary. Instead of interpreting these readings as a precursor …

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The Geology of Love

It was carved with hand tools on a rough slab of native red rock: “Marcelito L. Baca – murio a la edad de 17 dias (died at the age of 17 days) – 1919”. It was planted …

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Messiah’s Resurrection and Messianic Jewish Belief

I’ve titled this as about the Resurrection, which is just one part of a complex of beliefs… but let’s return and end there… What similarities or differences do you see in Paul’s Resurrection statements and beliefs and those of the early Jerusalem Jesus-followers?

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