One: When Jesus sat at tables and broke bread with tax collectors, lawyers, rich elites, and poor peasants, he proclaimed that God’s gracious love and abiding presence know no bounds. Through these occasions of sharing food, women and men experienced God, and shared in God’s Kin-dom.read more
When we needed the outer form of a savior You were there for us.
When our conscious mind matures we turn within rather than without
The Spirit of God is both humble and gentle,
devoid of hypocrisy, sharp as a sword.
And when we are driven along by that Spirit
we live with God’s courage, embody God’s Word.
A pinch of yeast within the flour
A treasure hidden in the ground
We know not the day nor hour
When the pearl is finally found
As we celebrate today our American Declaration of Independence (signed in 1776), we also affirm our fundamental Interdependence with fellow citizens of our community, our country and the planet. The firstDeclaration of Interdependence was written by Will Durant in 1944, and since then there have been many versions offered by different people and organizations.read more
Into your arms, I come, Beloved.
I am god, I am here for you.
Can peace come on earth? Can we sow the seed?
Can we give it birth? Can it be our creed?
We ponder the answers; we long for Shalom;
We hunger for good-will abroad and at home.
God of the water and God of the land,
Work in us now and help us be Your hands,
Faithfully tending the seeds that we’ve sown -
In Your great garden, we’re never alone.
God loves everyone the same,
and knows every girl and boy by name.
God made every girl and boy
to sing and dance and play with joy,
sing and dance and play with joy.
The presence of God unfolds in minds
Exploring mystery’s haze.
Yes, God is found within the minds
That search for wisdom’s ways.
I Came From Joy! is a beautifully conceived, non-sectarian tool for developing a child’s inner, spiritual life–ideal for parents, teachers, youth group leaders, and religious educators. Written for children age 5-11, but adaptable for all ages, I Came From Joy! offers fun and uplifting exercises that teach children values such as kindness, love, concentration, happiness, discrimination, sharing, patience, security, and how to be a success.read more
In this fresh and creative musical, author and composer make available a more comprehensive range of biblical images, celebrating both God and humanity in language that has been too long neglected. In doing so, they have helped to prepare the children who perform it and the audiences who attend it for greater appreciation and understanding of the images they will encounter in much new hymnody.read more
That we “exist” as human beings is certain as a fact
Created/evolved through a lengthy process — others say an act
A Creator-God often viewed as the prime reason for “being”
A mystery question that seeks an answer, one that’s not misleading