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Beyond Theology

This ten-part series of half-hour programs (3-DISC DVD) explores the notion that the guiding mythologies of modern civilization are undergoing a metamorphosis of historic significance.

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Prayer for creation

Creator God, may we live in harmony with all of creation. “As the swift seasons roll,” May we daily heal our world, both her peoples and all that share life upon her. And in healing, may we …

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Feast of the Common Table

A small table with an unlit candle
sits in the center of an open space.
Those who have come to The Feast
form a circle around the table.

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Summer Solstice Ritual

Honoring Nature’s Abundance; Remembering Celtic Spirituality

Mother of all life, soul of our being, center of all our longing,
who shines for all and flows through all,
be with us, guide us, now and always

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Blessing of a child

The Blessing of Sophie Thompson Steel

A “christening” type of ceremony for a family that did not want to use traditional baptism terminology.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 3: Inclusive Community. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time. Rituals: Baptism. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

Mother us gently, Father us lightly

“Mother us gently, Father us lightly, God of our being, ground of our care…”

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Amen: What Prayer Can Mean in a World Beyond Belief

In Amen, Gretta Vosper, United Church minister and author of the controversial bestseller With or Without God, offers us her deeply felt examination of worship beyond conventional prayer, a new tradition built on love and respect rather than on the rituals of ancient beliefs.

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Wild Goose Announces 2nd Site, “Wild Goose West,” for 2012

As many of you know, Wild Goose (www.wildgoosefestival.org) launched its debut festival at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music, and art in June 2011. Today, after much anticipation, we are pleased to announce we are expanding our festival …

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Wild Goose West Announcement

The festival “at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art” debuted to 1,700 people on a 72 acre farm in North Carolina last year. This year, ticket sales for the 2nd annual event in North Carolina have …

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Pentecost: Celebrating the Gifts of the Spirit

found at SpiritualityandPractice.com

Begin your meal by holding hands and saying to the person on your right: “You are the temple of God and the Holy Spirit dwells within you.”

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ABC Radio Interview with Deshna Ubeda on Spiritual Curriculum for Children

Interview at the Common Dreams Conference in Melbourne, Australia

Click here: Deshna Ubeda on Progressive Christian Spirituality for Children  

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Religions are like languages…

“…In the end, however, the deepest language of the soul is silence.”

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Topics: Egalitarianism, Spiritual Exploration & Practice, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 2: Pluralism. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time. Resource Types: Readings.

Silence

“Today it is hard to find silence, We are bombarded by noise from all sides, And when we actually might be able to find silence, We destroy it by turning on some noise…”

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New American Bible: Revised Edition

The New American Bible revised edition is more than a mere Bible translation. Authorized by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the New American Bible seeks to provide the best resource for understanding the church’s sacred Scripture.

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“Our Mother…”

Before it became common to avoid its gender specificity, I long ago changed the “Our Father” to “God, Mother and Father of us all…” in my daily recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. “Father” as a metaphor did not contain all of God’s attributes, in my experience. And, I must confess, the metaphor of “Mother” contained the divine attributes I found most positive.

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Praying a New Story

In this invigorating, poetic and imaginative paperback, Morwood shares prayers that can be used in small groups that reflect a fresh and bold reframing of Christian views of God, the universe, Jesus, the Spirit, and holidays such as Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and Pentecost. Here you will read about an everywhere God instead of an elsewhere God, who is present and active in every corner of the universe and in every dimension of our everyday life.

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Study group prayer

O God
We have said, “Your word is a lamp for our feet, a light for our path.”
Sometimes it seems more like a flickering candle.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time. Resource Types: Prayers.

Didache Communion

A non-canonical liturgy from the first century.

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