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  • By Scotty McLennan
    We need to be open to resurrection—looking up, not down; listening, not stopping up our ears; feeling deeply rather than numbing ourselves with the daily routine.
    Image credit: © Monika Kostera (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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  • By Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Parker
    For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover paradise today.
    Image credit: Public domain/Wiki Commons
  • By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    Deciphering the woman misrepresented by the church fathers and ‘The Da Vinci Code.’
    Image credit: 'Yeshua y Magdalena a Week before Passover,' © 2006 by Christina Miller, iconfusion.com

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  • By Lisa Doege
    Rejecting literal readings of what we insist is only a myth, we look to nature and religions close to the earth for alternative stories of...
  • By Lois Van Leer
    today is a story day of a man who was loved dying washed with herbs wrapped in scented cloths laid to rest in a cave tomb a rock marking...
  • By Elena Westbrook
    Hallelujah! As the spring sun coaxes lilies and bluebonnets from the soil, Let us celebrate that even after murderous betrayal, After days...
  • By Sue Andrews
    All the great religions have their stories, and usually a special day that celebrates that story. Today is Easter. Easter and Christmas are...
  • By Molly Housh Gordon
    This trio of poems in multiple voices imagines the journey of Jesus’ followers, from the gates of the city to the empty tomb. At the Gate...
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    We live inside paradox. Humans generally don’t like to admit it—we much prefer tidy, stable, comprehensible, logical ways of getting...
  • By Jeanne Lloyd
    At last, we are here. After a long winter, we can say enthusiastically and without second thought, alleluia! Alleluia, spring is here in...
  • By Julia Hamilton
    Spirit of Hope, settle into our bones on this Easter morning. Remind us once again that the dawn light is never a gamble; If there ever was...
  • By Sarah C Stewart
    We don't live into our redemption very much, or get to win the fight over death. Jesus’ resurrection is a symbol and a promise that we are...
  • By Daniel Budd
    Leader: We're not sure what happened. But, we know what it's like when someone appears whose message we feel offers hope, who inspires us...
  • By Ian W. Riddell
    We gather today in the presence of the old old story of death defeated by emptiness, of hope and newness triumphant over fear and...
  • By Alex Holt
    For all those who celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, may this day be another affirmation of divine love and promise; For all those who...
  • By Cathy Rion Starr
    Spirit of spring and new life, spirit of decay and death, We turn to your wisdom and strength as we seek to live lives of meaning and love...
  • By Joshua Mason Pawelek
    After the Hosannahs have all been shouted, After anguished moments in the garden have been spent, After “take this bread and eat, take this...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    If we lived in another climate Our souls might speak other languages We might speak oasis or permafrost, dry season or monsoon But our...
  • By Anne S. Howard
    There are many legends about Mary Magdalene. Just like so many other legends and stories and myths, the truth of the legend is not dependent on historical fact, but the internal truth of the story.
  • By Robert R Walsh
    The light green shoots of blossoms-to-have-been are out of sight under the drifting snow. Gale force winds are rattling the old house. The...
  • By Jennifer McGlothin
    As the first hint of green begins to peek through the barren ground As that little sprig grows into a healthy stem As that stem grows into...
  • By David O Rankin
    Dear God: Good Friday is gone—a dark day on the calendar, A time of suffering—with more losses than gains, And more pain than we thought we...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Who here knows from experience that life is not fair? [ Show of hands. ] We know this, don’t we? Life is just not fair. And I really don’t...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Have you ever wondered how it came to be that churches are known as places where you can get a helping hand when you need one? It seems to...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    “[God] has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” —Martin Luther Words of Welcome...
  • By Ricardo Williams
    The Resurrection is to me the most difficult story in the Bible. John 20:31: Jesus said unto Thomas, "Because thou hast seen me, thou hast...
  • By Kimberley Debus
    This can be read by a single voice, or the congregation can be invited to speak, responsively, the phrase "Jesus is resurrected." Jesus is...
  • By Paul R Beedle
    Let us contemplate the Spirit together: Spirit of Life and Love, Justice and Peace: Six weeks ago our Christian neighbors held their rite...
  • By Paul R Beedle
    Let us contemplate the Spirit together: Spirit of Life and Love, Justice and Peace: Day in and day out wait weary tasks, burdens we lift...
  • By Paul R Beedle
    We do not know the woman’s name. Jesus tells those with him not to scold her for anointing his head: “Let her alone; why do you trouble her...
  • By Paul R Beedle
    In all sacred literature, the hearts of the storytellers are revealed in the stories, their breath is felt in the words on the page, and we...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    The question is not, “What happens when we die?” Nobody really knows. The real question is, “What happens when we stop living?” The...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    My name is Mary Magdalene. You may have heard of me. I lived a long, long time ago, 2,000 years ago. And I’m here today to tell you the...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    When I think of power, strength, sheer physical force, I think of an avalanche. Tons of thundering snow come falling down the side of a...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    On Easter Sunday, we remember the teachings of Jesus as we celebrate the miracle of life, which is also closely related to the mystery of...
  • By Elizabeth M Strong
    Out of the earth Rises light, Rises life, Rises spring. May we join with the miracle that is springtime, and enter into life with lightness...
  • By Samuel A Trumbore
    Eternal spirit, we witness bringing green growth throwing out tiny tendrils seeking support; sprouting thin twigs reaching for the bright...
  • By Anne E Treadwell
    Now, in shared quietness, we shall listen to the wisdom of our inner hearts and minds as we join in meditation. Let us be mindful of this...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Once upon a time there was an old man who lived alone with his grandson in a dirty hovel. Everything around them was filthy (you can...
  • By Kathleen Rolenz
    Somewhere across the world, Easter is breaking not the Easter we may think of, with arms upraised and "he is risen" echoing from canyons,...
  • By Paul S Sawyer
    Loving God, We gather today in humility, Awed by the stone rolled back; And the surprise of the empty tomb. We gather in defiance Of the...
  • By Ruth E Gibson
    Spirit of life, we come together this Easter morning to rejoice in your ongoing creation around us and within us. We come to rejoice, but...
  • By Kathleen Rolenz
    Spirit of life, we come together this Easter morning to rejoice in the ongoing song of life that is within us and around us. In this season...
  • By Wayne B Arnason
    Spirit of Life, How easy it is to speak your name and offer this prayer at this season of re-birth and renewal!! The spirit of life is...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    The stone has got to be rolled back from the tomb again and again every year. Roll up your sleeves. He is not coming back, you know. He is...

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