JIM BURKLO writes and speaks about the progressive Christian movement. He is the Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. He served as the minister of Sausalito Presbyterian Church, Sausalito, CA, of College Heights Church of San Mateo, CA and was campus minister of United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford University. He was the organizer and executive director of the Urban Ministry of Palo Alto.
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BIRDLIKE AND BARNLESS: Meditations, Prayers, and Songs for Progressive Christians - by Jim Burklo - order now...
Ready for a humble, hard-working Christian religion that is progressive, pro-justice, and pro-peace? Ready for faith that takes the Bible seriously because it doesn't take it literally? Ready for a soulful expression of this kind of Christianity in meditative prose, poetry, ritual, and song? Ready to empty the barn of dusty dogma, and take wing with soulful celebration? Jim Burklo, author of OPEN CHRISTIANITY (St Johann Press, 2000), still used as a text by study groups around the world as an introduction to progressive faith, has produced a jewel of a new book. It is a rich devotional resource for individuals, and a treasure-trove of fresh material for churches to use in worship and programming. His personal reflections lead the reader on a spiritual path from the contemplative to the comic, from tender moments to prophetic exhortations, from analysis to inspiration. His new lyrics to old hymns offer poetic antidotes to outdated theology. His prayers move readers, both Christian and non-Christian, beyond supernaturalism and into the heart of mystical experience. His liturgies bust out of the barn of stodgy worship. They buzz with the word that the listeners heard when Jesus pointed at the birds in his Sermon on the Mount. It's word jazz, it's bird jazz; it's BIRDLIKE AND BARNLESS: Meditations, Prayers, and Songs for Progressive Christians (St Johann Press: 2008)
MUSINGS by Jim Burklo - weekly
weblog - contact Jim to ask to receive
each new article by email
ARTICLE: What Is Progressive Christianity?
OPEN CHRISTIANITY BOOK STUDY QUESTIONS: OPEN CHRISTIANITY
BREAD AND ASPHALT by Jim Burklo - book re: homelessness
STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Jim Burklo - a fresh interpretation of an old tradition
THE FOUR SPIRITUAL AWES : Jim Burklo's new "tract" for initiation to the spiritual quest
WEDDING GUIDE by Jim Burklo - for couples to use in preparing for weddings
MEDITATION GUIDE by Jim Burklo and Jim Garrison