O Golden Doors

From the Boundless Life collection

O golden doors now open wide
Revealing myst’ry’s grace,
The grace beyond the imaged word;
Beyond all time and space.

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“This is my body.”

This body knows what it is like to have a nice house and a good job
It knows what it is like to feel uneasy about being wealthy

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If you want to be happy (A Reflection on the Beatitudes)

From the Boundless Life collection

If you want to be happy
Let go and trust God
Finding pleasure in sharing wealth.

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The Dough Is Rising

From the Boundless Life collection

The dough is rising,
The frond unfurling,
The people’s hope is growing
For justice everywhere.

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To God the Process

From the Boundless Life collection

To God the process, God the life,
To God compassion’s spring,
To God the boundless way of love,
To God in everything.

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Prayer of Dedication — Offering

Oh Dear One, may these scraps of paper and bits of metal serve as symbols of our deep desire for your Love to transform our time, effort, and substance into works of creative compassion for each other,

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Call to Celebration

Hungry for meaning?
Welcome home.
Thirsty for purpose?
Welcome home.

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Call to Worship

Leader: Blessed be God, the Source of all Being.
People: Blessed be God, the Breath of the Universe, the Wisdom behind Nature and the Scriptures.
Leader: Blessed be God, the Way of Reconciliation and Healing.

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You are the Process, God

From the Boundless Life collection

You are the Process, God,
The movement without end.
You are the Rhythm God,
The dance of loving friends.

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Affirmations and Confessions of a Progressive Christian Layman – Christian Missions

I think Christian missionaries should live among the people exhibiting their Christianity in their daily lives. If the people see something in their lives that is missing in their own lives they will ask about it, which gives the missionary permission to tell them about their faith.

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From Christian Fundamentalism To An Inclusive Spirituality

On this summer Sunday, Mark Andrew Nouwen shares about his fundamentalist Christian background, which included countless church services and immersing himself in the Christian sub-culture. He shares how, near the end of Bible College, he eventually questioned and then rejected many of the tenets of fundamentalist Christianity. He concludes by sharing a new vision of what Christianity could be today and the beliefs he holds dear.

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Creed of Love

I believe in the hidden God of love,
the spirit of love and compassion
found at the breadth and depth of every human life.

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