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Say Welcome to the Real World

Tune: Passion Chorale W.O.V. 255

Say welcome to the real world,
A world where crosses grow,
Nurtured by groups whose “One way”
Can seem as pure as snow.

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Christianity As A Contributing Cause Of The Current Ecological Crisis

Durham Street Methodist ChristChurch New Zealand (Aotearoa) January 20, 2019 service led by Rev. Bill Wallace featuring some of his hymns. Our theme today is Christian Theology and global warming.

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Audio Recording of Alan Wallace on Cultivating Emotional Balance after the US election

Meditation

Alan gave a talk about the result of the US election during the 5-week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training Course in Alicante, Spain.

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Index to all of William L. Wallace’s Children’s Songs

Index to all of William L. Wallace’s Children’s Songs

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Index to William L. Wallace’s Boundless Life Hymns

Index to all of William L Wallace’s Boundless Life Hymns

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Index to all of William L. Wallace’s Worship Material with Hymns for Nature’s Seasons

Index to all of William L. Wallace’s Worship Hymns for Nature’s Seasons

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Meditation for Post Election

Alan gave a talk about the result of the US election during the 5-week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training Course in Alicante, Spain.

Listen to the recording:

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Worship Materials – Winter: The Pregnant Barrenness

From the Seasoned Celebration Collection

1. Winter is the season of the revelation of basic structure. If I was to strip away all the paraphernalia of my life what form would it have?

How many of the things which I do are related to the roots
of my spirit.

2. Winter is the season for hibernation. What rhythm do I have for reflection as well as action?
What frequency and length of time do I need in solitude in order to facilitate the growth and quality of my spirituality?

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Worship Materials: Fall/Autumn/Harvest

From the Seasoned Celebration collection

Like the falling of the leaves security in life lies in the process not in the fixed points.
Without harvest there can be no seed time.
Without death there can be no new life, no new beginning.

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Worship Materials: Spring

From the Seasoned Celebration collection

1. The fragrance of Spring lies not in judgement’s intervention but in love’s nurturing of the interior goodness.
2. Spring is not so much a moment as a movement, a manifestation of the sometimes hidden but always present life-force of God.

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Worship Materials: Summer

From the Seasoned Celebration collection

The flowering of summer is only eclipsed by the flowering of the human spirit.
Flowering has no permanency – only the process remains. Indeed the flowering only exists for the continuation of the process.

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Worship Materials: Marriage Service Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

From time immemorial the circle has been a symbol of inclusiveness
and unity.

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Worship Materials: Funeral Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

We have come in the midst of life to grieve for the death of ____, to give thanks for his/her life and to bid him/her farewell. Death and life are one in the purposes of love. Jesus said ‘if you grieve with all your heart, you shall find healing’.

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Worship Materials: Bible Sunday

From the Festive Worship collection

1. Without an overview of the Bible it is very easy to gain an erroneous impression of what the Bible is all about.
2. Look behind the words to the people.

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Worship Materials: Death and Grieving

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Every tear is a womb which can birth new life.
2. Grief is the narrow passage through which we pass from death to life.

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Worship Materials: Human Relationships, Endings

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Nothing lasts forever in the same form.

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Worship Materials: Human Relationships, Beginnings

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Romance is only healthy within the context of our love for life, for the mystery, for the divine.

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Worship Materials: Beginnings and Endings

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Buried in every beginning is an ending.

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Worship Materials: The Year

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Each day can be a life time.
Time is the enemy only if we let it control our lives.
Time is redeemed by timeless moments.

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Worship Materials: Forgiveness Litany

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

All of us have experienced mental or physical suffering at the hands of other people. But each of us has also brought suffering to others.

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Worship Materials: Birth

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Birth is a miracle but not magic.

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Worship Materials: Other Worship Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Ceremonies are points of cohesion beyond the boundaries of reason, a journey into the shadowy mystical world of the human spirit …

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Worship Materials: Trinity

From the Festive Worship collection

Do not let the Christian doctrine of the Trinity alienate you from the oneness of God; for God is both the many and the one.

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Worship Materials: The Cycle of the Year

From the Seasoned Celebration collection

1. The seasons of the human heart reflect the seasons of nature.
2. For most things there is a right time but for some things such as manipulation, oppression and injustice there is never a right time.

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Ecumenism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Until we discern the riches of the other tradition, any union will simply be a matter of absorption.
Uniting two traditions can create a space where a third and more life- giving form of spirituality can emerge.

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Remembrance/Peace Sunday

From the Festive Worship collection

If we are unwilling to learn from history, we commit ourselves to reliving the mistakes of our ancestors.

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Worship Materials: Wholeness and Healing

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Wholeness is a process rather than a static state: it is not an end to the journey but the journey itself.

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Worship Materials: Aging

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Unlike our bodies our spirits need not be wearied by age but can become more and more lively day by day. To grow in spirit requires a vision that holds all things together.

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Worship Materials: Remembrance of the Dead

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Remembering our ancestors gives life to ourselves and also to them, for we are our ancestors and they are us.

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Worship Materials: Mystery, Mysticism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

To look into the eyes of your beloved is to experience a mystery which the eye cannot discern.
There is no second hand mystery. Descriptions of it are a poor substitute for the experience.

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Worship Materials: Celebrating the Cosmic Processes

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

“I GREET THAT OF THE COSMOS WITHIN YOU”

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Jesus and His Religion

Alan Watts, philosopher, author and theologian achieve fame interpreting eastern religions for Western audiences in the 1950’s and 60’s. Watts had an impressive command of the Bible and Christian ideology which is displayed in a series of his lectures such as the following video “Jesus and His Religion”.

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Worship Materials: Eucharistic Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Behind the words the actions, behind the actions the mystery. The Eucharist is a prism through which we can view the painful and joyful realities of life.

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Worship Materials: Spirituality

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Beyond the encounter with the historic Jesus is the meeting with the Inner Christ.

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