Faces of Fasting

Simone Weil was a Jewish philosopher from France who was hungry for God, and found God through Christianity – even though she never became a Christian…For her, being hungry for God was the way to have God. Yearning for God was her experience of God.

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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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A Poem of Faith

We look to experience the unknowable Power,
The Power behind the world of knowable things.

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The Varieties of God

Musings by Jim Burklo - www.tcpc.blogs.com/musings

I offer here a categorization and listing of ways that people think about God. I offer this list in order to stimulate my own thinking, and hopefully yours, about the tremendous variety of ways that people have tried to define or begin to comprehend Ultimate Reality.

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TEDxManitoba – TJ Dawe: An Experiment in Collective Intelligence

TJ Dawe speaks about the goals of his organization, Beams and Struts, and an ideology of compassionate cooperation.

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A Tale of Two Cities

Jerusalem, Now and When?

Why would a Jewish American doctor risk serving the medical needs of Palestinian children in the occupied territories of the West Bank?

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Religious “Mortal Combat”?

There is a war going on which need not be fought. It is the conflict between the God of traditional Christian thought and the theoretical/factual assumptions of science. This is conceptual mortal combat. Young spiritual seekers are often the collateral damage.

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My God, Your God, or Our God

Before I can begin to address this issue, I think we must talk about the word GOD….

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For All the Ways

Tune:

New words to the hymn tune “For All the Saints”…

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The God Thing

“So what do progressives do about the God thing?”

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Would You Vote For Jesus? Questions Christian Voters Must Ask

Many Christians I know vote based on a single issue, usually abortion. Now I don’t want to get into the pro-choice, anti-abortion, debate. I understand that if the point of conception is the beginning of life, pro-choice does not feel like a viable option. But I believe that the question for a Christian-motivated voter is not as simple as a candidate’s stance on abortion. The question should be: How Christ-like is my candidate?

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Marriage Equality As Christian Sacrament

Sermon by Rev. Rich Lang with University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle on “Marriage Equality As Christian Sacrament” rooted in Matthew 16: 5-19 recorded October 14, 2012.

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