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USC Students

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On a spring break mission trip with college students, the Rev. Jim Burklo recounts the harsh realities of the immigrant trail from northern Mexico into southern Arizona. more

Perspectives

Lancaster Protest

Photo courtesy of Bishop Peggy Johnson/Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

The so-called "religious liberty" arguments are really an attempt to take away religious freedom in America, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Northaven Interfaith

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Progressive Christians in southern California plan to pray with Muslims on Inauguration Day in resistance to President-elect Donald Trump's announced plans to register Muslim Americans and ban Muslim immigration. more

Advocating Justice 3 Comments

Belong

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The Rev. Jim Burklo looks at new scientific reports that religion – especially those that incorporate mindfulness into their spiritual practices – offers benefits for physical health as well. more

Perspectives

Dorodango

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The wisdom of English mystic Julian of Norwich -- to see all of creation in its smallest incarnation -- still guides believers today on their path toward oneness with God, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Practicing Faith

Deschutes River

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A trip to the Deschutes River in eastern Oregon puts the Rev. Jim Burklo in touch with the four steps of Christian spiritual formation. more

Practicing Faith

While they can't endorse partisan candidates or political parties, there is a lot congregations can do to encourage members to exercise their right to vote, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Local Church

Taking his cue from public pressure on Muslims to disavow the violent acts of Islamist extremists, the Rev. Jim Buklo apologizes for all the atrocities committed in the name of Christianity down through the past 2,000 years. more

Perspectives

Recent encounters with other religions move the Rev. Jim Burklo to ponder how such encounters can enrich Christianity. more

Practicing Faith

The memorial service for his recently deceased mother reminds the Rev. Jim Burklo of how Christianity serves as the vessel for life's most potent moments. more

Local Church

Langar Parliament

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Attending the recent Parliament of World Religions, the Rev. Jim Burklo finds it's just a taste of what the world believes and why, and longs for more substance. more

Practicing Faith

In a fanciful satire, the Rev. Jim Burklo skewers the logic of profligate handguns and their consequences across American society. more

Perspectives 2 Comments

The Rev. Jim Burklo finds himself at a loss to compare a river's movement to the passage of life as he contemplates the recent death of his mother. more

Practicing Faith

Chimney Rock

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The Rev. Jim Burklo contemplates our constant human impulse, through books and other writings, to try describe the "ineffable divinity" of our spiritual connections. more

Practicing Faith

Ontelaunee Creek Tributary

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Ideas Matter: Seizing an Alternative

Heading for a conference on creating an ecologically balanced world, the Rev. Jim Burklo reflects on the influence that Christian beliefs have on environmental policies. more

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Reading the Sermon on the Mount reminds the Rev. Jim Burklo that the heart of Christianity is not centuries of doctrines of theologies, but Jesus' simple and profound teachings on how to act in the world. more

Practicing Faith

USC Students Border Trek

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We're all being watched in this era of digital information, but it's important that Christians also keep watch on governments and systems that might oppress the vulnerable, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Perspectives

Increasing visibility and presence will help seekers find more progressive congregations, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Learning to love as Jesus loves takes hard work, so why should we think of the Church as an exercise-free zone? asks the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Practicing Faith

2.5 minutes to midnight

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Our unsettled times, coupled with natural disasters, have people thinking in survival terms, but the Rev. Jim Burklo thinks public engagement including affiliation with a faith community offers a better solution. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Bible Light

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The Rev. Jim Burklo offers a Bible study fashioned around the idea of Christian resistance to the current racist and inhumane political actions happening in the United States. more

Practicing Faith 3 Comments

Vigil Candles

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In the wake of proposed health care legislation that will decimate health care for millions of Americans, the Rev. Jim Burklo proposes lighting candles to remind us of the needy, and to contact Congress on their behalf. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change 2 Comments

USC Students

Photo Courtesy of Jim Burklo

On a spring break mission trip with college students, the Rev. Jim Burklo recounts the harsh realities of the immigrant trail from northern Mexico into southern Arizona. more

Perspectives

Lancaster Protest

Photo courtesy of Bishop Peggy Johnson/Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

The so-called "religious liberty" arguments are really an attempt to take away religious freedom in America, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Perspectives 1 Comments

Northaven Interfaith

Photo Courtesy of Eric Folkerth

Progressive Christians in southern California plan to pray with Muslims on Inauguration Day in resistance to President-elect Donald Trump's announced plans to register Muslim Americans and ban Muslim immigration. more

Advocating Justice 3 Comments

Belong

Illustration Courtesy of Jim Burklo

The Rev. Jim Burklo looks at new scientific reports that religion – especially those that incorporate mindfulness into their spiritual practices – offers benefits for physical health as well. more

Perspectives

Dorodango

Jim Burklo Photo

The wisdom of English mystic Julian of Norwich -- to see all of creation in its smallest incarnation -- still guides believers today on their path toward oneness with God, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Practicing Faith

Deschutes River

Photo Courtesy of Jim Burklo

A trip to the Deschutes River in eastern Oregon puts the Rev. Jim Burklo in touch with the four steps of Christian spiritual formation. more

Practicing Faith

While they can't endorse partisan candidates or political parties, there is a lot congregations can do to encourage members to exercise their right to vote, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. more

Local Church

Taking his cue from public pressure on Muslims to disavow the violent acts of Islamist extremists, the Rev. Jim Buklo apologizes for all the atrocities committed in the name of Christianity down through the past 2,000 years. more

Perspectives

Recent encounters with other religions move the Rev. Jim Burklo to ponder how such encounters can enrich Christianity. more

Practicing Faith

The memorial service for his recently deceased mother reminds the Rev. Jim Burklo of how Christianity serves as the vessel for life's most potent moments. more

Local Church

Langar Parliament

Photo by Jim Burklo

Attending the recent Parliament of World Religions, the Rev. Jim Burklo finds it's just a taste of what the world believes and why, and longs for more substance. more

Practicing Faith

In a fanciful satire, the Rev. Jim Burklo skewers the logic of profligate handguns and their consequences across American society. more

Perspectives 2 Comments

The Rev. Jim Burklo finds himself at a loss to compare a river's movement to the passage of life as he contemplates the recent death of his mother. more

Practicing Faith