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What is in the Crystal Ball?

Traditional churches have resisted the substantive change necessary to remain relevant in the modern world. There is a huge chasm between the higher biblical criticism and liberation theology of most seminaries and what is actually proclaimed from the pulpits of American churches. This is true, in large part because ministers are afraid of losing their jobs and parishioners want to hold onto the magical thinking that has helped them to cope with the vicissitudes of life.

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Sacred Land, Holy Water – Sermon Video

Beyond the fearful and exploitative view of the earth seen in much of ancient scriptures, the human race has not only discovered an ability to dominate the earth, we have managed to beat it half to death. The modern church must embrace as a prophetic mission the defense of the environment in cooperation with scientists who are studying global climate change and the biological and botanical impacts of pollution.

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O child within the Christmas scene

From the Boundless Life collection

O child within the Christmas scene
Come play with us today.
Melt all the ice within our hearts
And warm us as we play.

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Look behind the festive scene

From the Boundless Life collection

Look behind the festive scene
Both to factory and land;
Contemplate the labour force
Using both the mind and hand.

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In nature as in Jesus

From the Boundless Life collection

In nature as in Jesus,
All life is truly one,
But we divide Christ’s mantle
And drown Creation’s song,

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The World Within (in praise of water)

From the Boundless Life collection

The world within and world outside
Both rest within God’s caring.
When inner streams unite with seas
They herald total sharing.

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Come, let us think like mountain rocks

From the Boundless Life collection

Come, let us think like mountain rocks,
Come breathe the song of scented breeze;
Come join the atoms’ quantum dance,
Come weep with all the fallen trees.

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Blossoming Sound

I feel the holy at work
standing by myself
in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd

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Most Holy Presence

An anthem in four parts

Most Holy Presence, fount of all becoming,
in you we live and move and have our being.

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Topics: Arts and Music, Devotional, and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Hymns, Music, and PDF Download.

Can bread and wine transform our minds

From the Boundless Life collection

Can bread and wine transform our minds
With all their complex modes?
Can sharing festive liturgies
Unlock empowering codes?

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All Life’s Many Cycles

From the Boundless Life collection

All life’s many cycles
Rest within God’s circle
And reveal Earth dying and yet living.

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Who Claims to Own This Piece of Land?

From the Boundless Life Collection

Who claims to own this piece of land?
Who holds its title deeds?
Who thinks it is their private space
To meet their selfish needs?

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