Hope Unseen

(based on John 5: 37-47, Romans 8: 18-25)

When one comes in a never-uttered name
God wins the glory for all that is done:
It’s in hoping for what cannot be claimed
That every inch of justice is won.

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The Flow

A meditation

One day, several years ago, I took our dog Kai for a walk. Just outside our home in Mill Valley, California, next to our steep driveway, was a flume where water ran in the rainy season. Halfway …

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Quotations of Jim Burklo

Christianity follows the humble faith of an empty man. So how did we Christians become so full of ourselves? It’s time to empty ourselves of the belief that our religion is better than others.

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We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We remember them.


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Statement of Faith

We believe in God, a divine presence, gentle and loving, the ground of our being.

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Peace Litany

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Peace is not an absence of conflict and violence. It is a set of relationships based on justice, participation and a recognition of our mutual humanity and inter-dependence.

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“Always With Us” Litany

Those who cared for, nurtured and protected us
All: They are always with us

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The Apocalypse of the Teacher (The Book of the Great Divide)

(J.H. Marten is the pseudonym of a writer and educator based in the United States. Marten can be reached at jhmarten@outlook.com.)

“I didn’t say I created all that there is, and I didn’t say I was anything. That is what you say about me,” the voice said. “I am mystery and I am absence. There is no power to create in mystery and absence. There is power only in understanding the boundaries between knowledge and mystery, between presence and absence.”

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The Time for Healing

The time for healing is now…

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A Credo for Progressive Christians

We worship and adore God,
source, essence, and aim of all things,
spirit that enlivens all beings.

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“We commit ourselves to lives of compassion”

Group reading…a commitment to live as compassionate beings.

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