Why People’s Opinions of You Aren’t Real

In this video Kyle interprets Charlie Kaufmans “you are what you love, not what loves you” from Adaptation

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Worship Materials: Spirituality

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Beyond the encounter with the historic Jesus is the meeting with the Inner Christ.
2. The spiritual journey takes us from self-affirmation to divine affirmation, from affirmation of the divine within to the affirmation of the divine in all people in some form or other.

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Worship Materials: Certainty and Doubt

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. It is a wise person who knows their ignorance.
2. You can never grasp all of the mystery.
You can only allow yourself to be grasped by it.

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Worship Materials: Creativity/Beauty/Imagination

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. New images arise out of the death of old images so do not be afraid of the wilderness or of the dying.
2. The journey inwards to the place of the inner child is a journey of unlearning – reclaiming trust in one’s creativity and spirituality.

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SALT Project

The SALT Project is a not-for-profit project committed to creating beautiful and theologically interesting church media!

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Deya Dova – Grandmother Tree & The Feathered Serpent Live

Grandmother Tree & The Feathered Serpent Live @ Byron Bay May 2014. Deya Dova ended her euphoric dance floor set with this sublime track. An onsite live recording at Mt.Warning / Wulambiny Momoli / Yar-Birrain – a sacred site on the East Coast of Australia.

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Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook (15th Anniversary Edition)

By Peter Blood

Lyrics and guitar chords for nearly 1,200 songs are arranged in a compact, easy-to-use format in this comprehensive collection. Folk revival favorites; Broadway show tunes; Beatles songs; hymns, spirituals, and gospel standards; songs about peace, freedom, labor, and the environment; and chanteys are among the types of songs included.

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Worship Materials: Reverence and Humor

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Practice noticing what is humorous and on reflection you will be able to fill your life with laughter.
The person who can laugh at disaster has conquered it.

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We are the Gods Now – Jason Silva at Sydney Opera House

Keynote speech by Jason Silva at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas – which took place at the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House.

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Worship Materials: Interfaith

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME The Complexities of Spirituality
THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
Instead of concentrating on what we think is wrong with other world religions, our time could be spent more profitably on identifying what we have in common.

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Worship Materials: Beginnings and Endings of the Day and Blessings

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

ON RISING
May awareness be my companion,
love my friend
and amazement my expectation.

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Black Bodies and the Black Church: A Blues Slant

(Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice)

There is a problem in the black church. It is a problem with black bodies and a blues problem. This book addresses these problems head-on. It proclaims that as long as the black church cannot be a home for certain bodies, such as LGBT bodies, then it has forsaken its very black faith identity. The black church must find a way back to itself. Kelly Brown Douglas argues that the way back is through the blues.

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Buckman Coe – “Love For All Living Things” (Official Music Video)

Blending the worlds of folk, soul, and reggae, Buckman Coe is a passionate believer in the power of music to build bridges between people and communities. He is a force of positive inspiration in his own right, using his voice to bring beauty and optimism into the world.

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Worship Materials: Infant Baptism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

Resources for the thanksgiving for the birth of a child or for the sacrament of the baptism of infants.

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Worship Materials: Darkness and Light

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

THEME Two Faces of the One God –the One Life Force
THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION
1. Darkness is the womb of the light, nothingness the womb of all things.

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Forgiveness

by Rick Cypert and Jean Henderson

Bound within by my own mind,
And a day not left behind.
Circling round the memory stays,
Echoing through all my days.

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Worship Materials: Thankfulness and Rejoicing

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

The unthankful get the misery which they have brought upon themselves
Nothing liberates the human mind as much as a thankful spirit.

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Worship Materials: Compassion

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

1. Imagination is the midwife of compassion.
2. Compassion belongs more to the gut than to the heart or the head.
3. Compassion is sharing the passion of the other as well as walking in their shoes.

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