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A Search for the Historically Angry Jesus

a review by Jim Burklo

Do not think that Aslan, a professor of creative writing at my alma mater, the University of California at Riverside, wrote this book to present the Jesus of nonviolent compassion. Aslan zealously pursues an historically angry Jesus who sought to evict the Romans by force and institute an earthly realm of divine justice for the poor.

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The Goodness of God

May God’s peace rest upon us;
May God’s great love reach to every heart;

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

Seekers Benediction

from Seekers Church, Washington, D.C.

Go into the seething cauldron of the world.
Listen for the questions and voices
that you would rather not hear.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

When Beauty Illumines

When beauty illumines a corner of your life, may your thanks to God spread that light through your whole being.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Prayers: Benediction. Resource Types: Prayers.

Health Care for All: Seeds, Leaves, Roots

(I’m working now on a project called SEEDS, LEAVES, ROOTS: Faithful Rhetoric and Reflection for Progressive Social Action. It’s an initiative of Progressive Christians Uniting – I serve on its board of directors. We are creating a …

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Spirit of Life Prayer

We pray,
conscious that
raising our hearts and minds
is a gift of the Spirit of Life
at work
in the depths of our being.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.

Great Mystery Prayer

May the Great Mystery that we call God
keep alive in each one of us
the search for a Faith that is real;

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Resource Types: Prayers.

The Sound that Calls Us

A responsive reading

One What is the sound that calls us? Listen carefully.
Many The beating of our own hearts calls us to ourselves. It calls us to be our true selves, our best selves. Calls us to be what we might become.

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To the Tune of a Welcoming God

Hymns

“David Weiss has created a resource that yokes familiar hymns to his own original texts. Interpreted through Sara Kay’s clear and beautiful singing, these hymns offer a passionate voice of justice and inclusivity to Christian communities. The …

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Topics: Arts and Music, The Arts & Culture, and Worship & Liturgy. Resource Types: Hymns and Music.

Nonviolent Communion Liturgy

One: When Jesus sat at tables and broke bread with tax collectors, lawyers, rich elites, and poor peasants, he proclaimed that God’s gracious love and abiding presence know no bounds. Through these occasions of sharing food, women and men experienced God, and shared in God’s Kin-dom.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 3: Inclusive Community and Point 6: Peace and Justice. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Rituals: Communion. Resource Types: Full Service Liturgies.

Moving Toward Christ Consciousness

When we needed the outer form of a savior You were there for us.
When our conscious mind matures we turn within rather than without

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