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. Read more

Jun 5, 2015 10:56 AM Jim Burklo

Ten Things That Aren't in the Sermon on the Mount

Living out Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is challenging enough for any Christian without the things that have been attached to it through the centuries, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

Oct 16, 2014 4:05 PM Jim Burklo 1 Comments

Invite a Corporation to Church

If corporations are people, then the Church ought to evangelize them, suggests the Rev. Jim Burklo. But what happens next? Read more

Oct 3, 2014 12:50 PM Jim Burklo

Homo Neanderthalis

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Beyond Debate: Science, Religion and Fear

The recent televised debate over creationism versus evolution was really about religion and science, but about how people deal with fear, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

Feb 14, 2014 2:42 PM Jim Burklo

Church Bell

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Bombshells and Church Bells

The Rev. Jim Burklo urges creative approaches to fostering interest in peace and reconciliation rather than violence. Read more

Apr 26, 2013 7:21 PM Jim Burklo

The Resolutions of Jesus

What if Jesus had made New Year's resolutions like many of us? asks the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

Jan 3, 2013 9:01 AM Jim Burklo

How to Read the Bible

A new ecumenical contributor to UM Insight, the Rev. Jim Burklo, offers a perspective on how to gain effectively from the Holy Bible's timeless wisdom and witness. Read more

May 25, 2012 10:58 AM Jim Burklo

About this Blog

Reprints from "Musings," the blog of the Rev. Jim Burklo, associate dean of religious life at the University of Southern California.