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The Inn of God’s Forgiveness and Other Hymns for the Progressive Church

So the hymns in this collection are my attempts to express aspects of a positive progressive theology. They are not meant to give a systematic statement of that theology; there are plenty of topics unaddressed here, and there’s plenty of room for a sequel. These hymns are, in the old sense, occasional pieces. They were written for particular occasions in my spiritual journey.

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Who Maims Life Today?

From the Boundless Life collection

Who maims life today?
We maim life today
When we see the wood and not the tree,
When we fail to dream of what could be,
We maim life today.

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Spirit’s Golden Fire

From the Boundless Life collection

Spirit’s golden fire,
God’s life-force in our depth, *
Fan within our hearts
Your just and caring warmth.

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Deep in the Human Heart

From the Boundless Life collection

Deep in the human heart
The fires of justice burn;
With visions of a world renewed
Through radical concern.

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Ferguson’s Next Rally: Justice for Michael Brown

By Rev. Madison Shockley *image from Shutterstock When I first heard the reports of an unarmed 18-year-old black youth shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., while, according to witnesses, surrendering to the police, my heart dropped. Immediately …

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Four Yogas in the Life of Church

Sometimes issues need to be reframed, and it can often be helpful to look outside one’s own tradition for a framework. So for those who may be struggling with similar misunderstandings in their congregations, I offer the Four Yogas as a lens through which to see things differently.

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The Power of WE

Compassionate Activism for Global Healing: New Thought is a spiritually motivated way of life that embraces the ancient wisdom traditions of east and west. We embody the belief that consciousness is elementally creative, reciprocates thought, and thereby shapes all manifestation. Our principles reflect a universal conviction that the community of all life is sacred; our practices of meditation and prayer enhance a worldview promoting reverence for, and service to humanity and planet earth. New Thought is committed to global healing through personal transformation, community-building, interfaith, intercultural, and interdisciplinary understanding, and compassionate activism.

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Educating Messiahs

When a group of graduates from the European Union School in Culham near Oxford, England, invited him to a reunion for former students and teachers, Colin was greeted with a surprising and career-affirming challenge to write a series of essays to appear on Facebook to “tell the world what you taught us in your classroom.” What more genuine and humbling words could a teacher ever hope to hear than these?

What you are about to read is the faithful product of many long hours and many restless nights devoted to meeting the challenge laid down by his students. What could he say of significance about how to help the children of the world defuse the explosive dynamite of the absolute certainties held and defended by religions and governments and societies the world over that threaten, in the end, to be our collective undoing?

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Street Psalm

Written 12/89

For the freedom of the air
that absorbs the smoke of hand-rolled cigs

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Be careful what you pray for

When we pray
come, Lord Jesus
Do we mean to say
come, you malnourished stranger

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