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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is like a little glimpse of Easter, a bit of celebration after the somber tone of Lent.

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Spring

The signs of Spring are everywhere… Lent has begun, Daylight Savings Time is back (that was quick), and the Spring equinox is imminent.

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New Images

Sharing an understanding of that which is beyond description calls us to constantly find new images, new metaphors, yet another word for the wordless.

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Following Jesus

One of the great contributions of progressive Christianity’s embrace of the quest for the historical Jesus is the renewed focus on the humanity of Jesus.

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Spirit Within

So many metaphors for describing the experience that there is more to us than just our bodies and our minds…

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Images of Nature

To be out in nature, re-confirming our connection to that which we did not make, is a form of worship for many people.

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Ash Wednesday

Observance of Ash Wednesday in progressive communities marks the beginning of a time of introspection and turning back to our connection with the Sacred.

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Farewells

Memorial services or life celebrations offer an opportunity to share our grief, to remember treasured times, even to calm our own fears about what lies ahead. Despite the best efforts of every religion, what follows death is still a mystery.

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Up from the Waters

“Up from the waters into life.” However you interpret the sacrament of baptism in your tradition, the ritual almost always involves water.

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Light

Light in the darkness. In every culture, in every religion, in every wisdom tradition, light is a metaphor for knowledge, sight, understanding, consciousness, awakening, birth and rebirth.

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Farewell

Memorial services in progressive communities are often in need of new words to express the emotions surrounding death. The comfort of the 23rd Psalm is pretty universal, but after that it varies widely.

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Transfiguration

In the traditional story of the Transfiguration, three disciples go with Jesus to the top of a mountain where they see a vision. Moses and Elijah appear and talk with Jesus, who appears radiant.

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