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I Believe

Originally written by Dr. Robert H. Ayers of Athens, GA. Copyright 2010.

I believe in God, The Universal Personal Spirit of unsurpassable love, who from nothing created this immense universe of both causal regularity and chance events, and with its emerging creatures possessing various capacities and freedoms to respond to God’s love and vision for their place and function in the universe.

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Profession of Faith

The creed we use at Abby of the Way in Arizona

We are not alone.

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THE PROJECT: “BECKET”- video

The Martyrs Project

THE PROJECT: Martyrs Prayers is an extraordinary endeavor born out of love – love for the Church, love for music and, perhaps most importantly, love for friends. As a musical and spiritual milestone, the album represents an event that has drawn together luminaries of the music world in order to honor those who, through the centuries, gave their very lives for their faith, their freedoms, their communities and their friends.

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My Version of the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who dwells within – All in all,
In you I live and move and have my being.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

L: Our Father
R: Sounds a bit sexiest to me, what about our Mother?

L: Our Father who art in heaven
R: Well we could do with him down here, right enough, rather than up there

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

The Lord’s Prayer: An Interpretation

Dear One, closer to us than our own hearts, farther from us than the most distant star, you are beyond naming.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: The Lord's Prayer. Resource Types: Prayers.

Dreaming of a Post-Credal Christianity

One of the problems of being a professional academic is that generally when you have to write articles they have to be heavy, well-researched pieces that connect with the on-going academic debate in one’s field. Well I don’t really want to do that here. In this short piece I want to try and dream a little, to set out some ways of how we might imagine religious faith that represent an alternative to credal forms of Christianity.

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How to Lead a Guided Meditation

This essay will help you write, lead, or choose a guided meditation. It starts with some simple steps for leading an effective meditation, gives some guidelines for choosing or composing a meditation, then concludes with two sample guided meditations.

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