Sunday, February 22, 2009

Liberating Grace

Grace Series, Part 1
We are suburban captives -- caught in a merciless treadmill of life blazing on as if in free-fall. The biblical answer is Sabbath. We have all but lost Sabbath in our modern culture, especially with the deterioration of our Lord's Day Act. So we have to learn to practice Sabbath with more creativity and flexibility. This spirit of Sabbath is our transition into Lent.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Respect in Creation

Creation Series, Part 6
The planetary ecological crisis demands a changed view of our relationship with nature. According to our own creed we are called, as the church, "to live with respect in creation". So we seek a mutuality in our true relationship with the rest of creation.
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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Single Family Planet

Creation Series, Part 5
Our faith in God the Creator gives us a profound unity with all of creation, including the poor and oppressed. It also moves us into a commonality with many other faiths and philosophies.
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Our Sacred Grove

Creation Series, Part 4
We are inspired by special places in nature, and native and Celtic spirituality recognize sacred places: locations where the “veil is especially thin”. We need contact with nature (walking, gardening, camping, hiking, etc.) as an essential part of our spiritual well-being.
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