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Re-Imagining Worship – A Website Filled with Liturgical Resources

Re-Imagining Worship – A Website Filled with Liturgical Resources

https://reimaginingworship.com Dear friends, we are happy to announce the official launch of the website “Re-Imagining Worship.” This website has more than 150 worship resources from the liturgical project “Liturgies from Below/Liturgies in Defiance of Empire,” and is sponsored by the Council of World Mission. Sudipta Singh was fundamental for this resource to exist. Due to the amazing creative work of Melody Stanford Martin and the wonderful insights and work of Christópher Abreu Rosario (Ófe) you can now have access to songs, art, sacraments, reflections, articles, prayers of anger, sorrow, resistance, and so many other resources. Also, you can send the…

At 52, I Am Finally Paying Attention To The Earth

At 52, I Am Finally Paying Attention To The Earth

52 Years Old Today – I Am Finally Paying Attention to The Earth Cláudio Carvalhaes It is my turn to celebrate my birthday in the midst of COVID. We are all caught into this garment of death that we brought upon ourselves. COVID is showing us an alarming note saying: “you don’t have limits, you enter anywhere you want to get whatever you desire and turn everything into stuff, or if you allow me: shit! And since you can’t stop, welcome to the new time of plagues!”   Perhaps we never realized before that we all can only live if…

A Blessing-Inspired by “Thesis for an Atomic Era,” Günther Anders

A Blessing-Inspired by “Thesis for an Atomic Era,” Günther Anders

I just finished a class on sacraments and the earth and this was my final blessings to my students. A Blessing to you all Inspired by “Thesis for an Atomic Era,” Günther Anders     A life better lived is a life where blessings, that is, forms of wishes, hopes, desires and modes of life circulate around people as care, challenge and sustenance. You have blessed me during this course, so I now bless you with these blessings.   I bless you with all that is sacred, the sacred that flows in energies, mutations, symbiosis and transformations.   I bless…

Earth Day, 50 years: A Liturgy – April 20, 2020

Earth Day, 50 years: A Liturgy – April 20, 2020

Earth Day – April 20, 2020 – Central PA   Song – “Todo Cambia,” Merdeces Sosa Introduction   Greetings everyone. I greet you from the land of the indigenous people: Delaware, Susquehannock, Shawnee, and Iroquois. Blessed be them! Their land was stolen and taken away.   I would never imagine that I would preach from a backyard for James Chapel one day. I love James Chapel a very special place, a place where I have been visited by God so many times. But today we are here living under the Pandemic and many of us in our homes. We pray for…

Being Church As We Live With COVID19 – Challenges and Demands – Cláudio Carvalhaes

Being Church As We Live With COVID19 – Challenges and Demands – Cláudio Carvalhaes

Being the Church as we live with COVID19[1] Cláudio Carvalhaes   What Is This Virus Doing To Us?   Coronavirus has come to stay with us for a while. Exactly how long, we don’t know. How many people will be affected, we don’t know. This moment is asking us to reimagine our lives and ways of being, which at the moment includes the way congregations’ worship since we cannot gather together in person right now.   With this text, I want to spark conversation about how to be the church at this time, trying to open up some liturgical-theological options…