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As Well as a Bed

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

As well as a bed
We need an inner space where stillness lives.
As well as a roof
We need the shelter loving gives.

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Beneath My Skin

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Beneath my skin
I’m flesh and bone;
There’s more to me than you can see.

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Life Is for Living Now

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Life is for living now;
Not moaning or groaning,
Avoiding, disowning,
Life is for living now ! (WOW)

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I’m Glad I’m Alive

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

I’m glad I’m alive, I’m glad that I see
There’s never been anyone quite like me.

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I Am a Lovable Person

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

I am a lovable person,
One of the children of God.
I shall enjoy being myself
Even though some think I’m odd.

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When I Dream

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

When I dream I see the grumpy people smile
And the crying people wipe away their tears.

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Litany Based on John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word …
It all started with an act of divine self-expression.
and the Word was with God …
It all comes from the center of God.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Texts: John. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Readings.

In the beginning, no-one could understand…

or, How Logos Found a Vehicle

In the beginning, was Logos.
Logos – logic – reason – demonstration – Logos the Word:
But Logos could not be heard.

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Readings.

Working Together

We know it won’t be easy to turn the world around
We know it will take time to climb to higher ground

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Topics: Peace and Justice and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Psalm 22

Oh, vacant sky! Oh, empty land!
Oh heart of mine, bereft of hope!
Why do I even bother crying? What’s the use
Of even complaining? When there is no one to hear
And no one to see my tears?

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Topics: Fiction and Poetry, Peace and Justice, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Texts: Psalms. Resource Types: Readings.

Religion and Violence

World religions foster justice,
Teach of wisdom to pursue;
Why then is there so much malice
In what some believers do?

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“A Place in the Choir”- Music Video

All God’s creatures got a place in the choir,
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got.

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Cards, Carols, and Claus

Christmas in Popular Culture and Progressive Christianity

An exploration in Christmas as a festival in popular culture and progressive Christianity, with an emphasis on Christmas cards, Carols by Candlelight, and Santa Claus. While the biblical infancy stories in Matthew and Luke are approached from a progressive Christianity perspective

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Without Doubt, Beyond Meaning

What is my reality?
Let doubts be cleared

Faith seeks insights whose truth bring freedom
When I struggle with preferences

The great way blurs
Hope unwraps positive insights

If I allow their insights to open

The great way clears

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Meditations and Poetry.

The Universe in God

All creation sings a story
Of great splendours to declare;
When we contemplate its beauty
We are called forth into prayer.
We, enchanted, stand in silence;
God discovered everywhere.

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns.

After Weeks of Reading Spong

Lord Jesus, whom we call Christ, hear our prayer:
We have finished the book. Were you here, reading over our shoulders? Listening to our comments? What do you think?

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Everything Is Changing

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

Everything is changing
Like the butterflies
Grow from eggs so tiny
To their adult size.

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