The Bloom TV at Beloved Festival

Through the ages, we have called upon the One for Whom we yearn in countless ways, through myriad names. The term, “The Beloved” embraces all of these names and forms of the Divine, affirming their Unity. Beloved is also a 4 day camping, art, and music festival on the Oregon Coast. We intend to present sacred music to help eradicate the illusion of separation from each other, from the earth and from The Beloved.

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Christmas Prayer: Emmanuel, God is with Us

We rejoice that Jesus led people to discover the sacred in the ordinary: in the crowd, in the lowly, in the everyday life, in human yearnings to be better people, and in being neighbor to one another.

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Sacred Energy (Mass of the Universe) — Part 3

Part 3 of Sacred Energy (Mass of the Universe) contains the downloadable Powerpoint slides that illustrate the various parts of the mass, as well as some background commentary on the piece as a whole.

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The Met’s Klinghofer: Does Art have a “Contract with Society”?

Distributive justice-compassion, or “restorative” justice, argues that the rain falls on the just and the unjust, and that while the back-story may be compelling or repelling, violence is never the solution. When society’s protective systems “codify right from wrong, separating the holy from the profane,” who will call attention to the injustice that gets embedded in those very codes whose purpose is to protect and defend the safety and security of that society?

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Take Time for Your Soul

A “meditation card” by artist Jim Garrison

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Meister Eckhart on Mystics

“Theologian may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language”

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8 Points Poster 12″x15″

(2011 Version)

We are proud to offer this large poster version (12″x15″) of our 8 Points Flyer! Here is the text of the new 8 points:   By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean that we are Christians who…. …

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Black as the Night- Nahko Bear- Music Video

Medicine for the People

I believe in the good things coming…
I am no master
I know nothing
But I am servant
and I know something

I am a witness…

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SUNU- Music Video

Rising Appalachia (R.I.S.E.)

  Uploaded on Apr 20, 2011 www.youtube.com/chadhessphoto www.chadhess.com http://www.youtube.com/RisingAppalach… http://risingappalachia.com/ Rising Appalachia SUNU The Sails Of Self Directed, Filmed & Edited by Chad Hess

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She Let Go

A Poem

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

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Spiritual Affirmation Poster – Inclusion

Spiritual Affirmation Poster for children from our children’s curriculum, A Joyful Path.
The whole world is home, and we are a divine family.

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The Making of “The Way” a Lenten Journey

Our personal journeys through Lent are associated with a symbolic wilderness, but we need not wander there without direction. “The Way” is the title of a poignant painting that hangs during Lent above the altar in the …

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