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The Nicene Creed: Ancient Words in the Light of Modern Faith

The Nicene Creed was both a religious and a political tool, a humanly constructed statement of belief that gave order and meaning to the world of its time. The question this book raises is whether it still gives order and meaning to our world–or rather, what kind of order and meaning does it give to our world.

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It’s a … It’s a … It’s a Mitzvah

This lively picture book for children ages 3 6 is filled with amiable animals who, through their actions, demonstrate age-appropriate mitzvot, including welcoming new friends, forgiving mistakes, respecting elders and sharing food with the hungry.

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Does megachurch ‘high’ explain their success?

(RNS) Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses – just not the way Karl Marx imagined. A University of Washington study posits that worship services at megachurches can trigger feelings of transcendence and changes in brain chemistry …

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Doxology

Sung to the traditional tune

Praise God who gives us hearts to care…

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The Time for Healing

The time for healing is now…

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Blessing of Hands

(for people in the healing professions)

A blessing ritual for those in the healing professions.

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Living as One Human Family

Let’s face it. The walls dividing people today have gotten taller and thicker, whether between men and women, young and old, gays and straights, developed and developing worlds, haves and have-nots. Yet the spiritual dream of unity persists. We believe that God is a Weaver of Oneness who wants us to live in harmony — neighbor with neighbor, communities with communities, religions with religions, and nations with nations.

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Tagore Grace

I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.   Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Prayers: Table grace. Resource Types: Prayers.

Justice Grace

God bless this food we are about to receive. Give bread to those who hunger; and hunger for justice to us who have bread.  Amen

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Prayers: Table grace. Resource Types: Prayers.

Grace

For each new morning with its light…

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Prayers: Table grace. Resource Types: Prayers.

A Prayer for the Grieving

May the Love of those with dear ones lost
Be strong.

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A Prayer for Those Struggling with Addiction

We pray for those who are struggling with addiction,
Filling their void with more emptiness.
May they find the pure Fullness that is God.

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Money in Trust and a Failed First Harvest – Lammas 2012

Jesus’ parables tell us how use our creativity to subvert the putative rulers of Earth. Jesus got into trouble for suggesting that the way to assure that all of the people have food to eat is to share whatever they have. And don’t assume that your traditional enemy has no soul. The very powers that are supposed to have your best interest at heart will pass you by on the other side of the road while you die in the ditch (“The Good Samaritan” Luke 10:30-35). To love your enemies is to have no enemies.

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A Credo for Progressive Christians

We worship and adore God,
source, essence, and aim of all things,
spirit that enlivens all beings.

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A Doxology, A Prayer

(Sung to the traditional tune)

Praise God for love in all its forms

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“We commit ourselves to lives of compassion”

Group reading…a commitment to live as compassionate beings.

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Olympic Prayer

Eternal God, Giver of joy and source of all strength, we pray for those who prepare for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. For the competitors training for the Games and their loved ones, For the many …

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