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Who Is Our Neighbor?

Who is our neighbor? That’s the question:
Who is this person we’re to love?
The one across the street? Or next door?
Or in the apartment up above?

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Street Psalm

Written 12/89

For the freedom of the air
that absorbs the smoke of hand-rolled cigs

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Be careful what you pray for

When we pray
come, Lord Jesus
Do we mean to say
come, you malnourished stranger

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Softly Shout for Joy

When beauty casts its glow,
When children play in snow
I softly shout for joy!

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Prayer for Stillness

Especially when I feel stressed, may stillness help me to become calm, so that I can wait for silent consolation.

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The Blessing of Silence

from I Wonder...

For the mystery that enfolds us and blesses us,
For the beauty that surrounds us and nourishes us,
For the life that flows within us and among us,
For the bounty before us,
We bow.

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Adult Baptism Ceremony

In the name of the Father,
in the name of the Mother,
source of life,
from whom water flows,
to whom water returns,

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Infant Baptism Ceremony

For Cameron

We are here to praise God for the life of Cameron, our young friend, who in such a short time has brought us so much joy. Through Cameron we have experienced birth again in a new and more conscious way; in him, God has created the world again, opening us to wonder and possibility that we had forgotten.

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Litany for New Life

As we gather today to welcome……….(name of the child) into the world, we recognise our responsibilities towards……….(name of the child), towards each other and the world in which we live.

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Topics: Ritual and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe, Point 6: Peace and Justice, and Point 7: Integrity of the Earth. Seasons & Special Events: Baptism. Ages: Adult. Rituals: Baptism. Resource Types: Liturgical Element and Readings.

Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations

Spiritual maverick Matthew Fox believes that through the ages religious patriarchal hierarchy and rigidity have obscured Christianity’s most beneficial and essential teachings: those that arise out of personal, mystical experiences of the Divine. A true religious renewal, according to Fox, can arise only through the mystical dimension of faith. In Christian Mystics, he offers a wide-ranging collection of quotations from Christianity’s greatest mystics and prophets of the past two thousand years. Fox explores and celebrates the mystical path with insightful commentary on the thoughts and revelations of some of history’s greatest religious visionaries.

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Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop Speaks to Believers In Exile

An important and respected voice for liberal American Christianity for the past twenty years, Bishop John Shelby Spong integrates his often controversial stands on the Bible, Jesus, theism, and morality into an intelligible creed that speaks to today’s thinking Christian. In this compelling and heartfelt book, he sounds a rousing call for a Christianity based on critical thought rather than blind faith, on love rather than judgment, and that focuses on life more than religion.

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Introducing Jesus for the Non-Relgious to France

How can those of us living in the 21st century understand the Jesus of history? We think very differently from the way the people who wrote the New Testament in the first century thought. Can we any longer believe, for example, that when Jesus entered this world his arrival was announced by a star that appeared newly in the heavens or that his birth was heralded by angels breaking through the midnight sky to sing to hillside shepherds? Can we, who both understand genetics and know that women have an egg-cell, still believe that his mother was a virgin and his father the Holy Spirit?

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