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Søren Kierkegaard on Prayer

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

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Eckhart Tolle on Life

You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life. ~Eckhart Tolle

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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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Joseph Campbell on the Meaning of Life

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.” ~ Joseph Campbell

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Meister Eckhart on God

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”

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C.G. Jung on Power an Love

Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. ~ C.G. Jung

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Rev Gretta Vosper on Progressive Christianity

Progressive Christianity cannot be nailed down to one thing. It lives in flux. It always will because that is its nature. It always will because it must.

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Rev Gretta Vosper on Progressive Christianity

Once an idea has been embraced by the larger community, it settles into the realm of the status quo. No longer representing cutting edge thought about the particular issue it addressed, it becomes accepted as the norm.

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Rev Gretta Vosper on Progressive Christianity

Progressive thinking moves an individual or community to a new understanding of the world in which they live, work, and play. It threatens ideas that have been traditionally held by exposing them to ideas based on new experience or understanding.

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God Seeds

Quoted from writings of Meister Eckhart

The seed of God is in us.
If you are an intelligent and hard-working farmer,
it will thrive and grow up into God,

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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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Quote for Easter Reading

“Why look for the living among the dead?” [Luke 24:5] “We live in a post-resurrection age, which in many ways is not unlike that of the first followers of a Galilean peasant sage and martyr, who was …

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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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Peace Litany

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

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Quote from Gulley’s “Evolution of Faith”

An evolved Christianity will not insist we believe the absurd, affirm the incredible, or support a theology that degrades humanity. It will be a friend of science, working joyfully alongside the best minds in the world on a common mission to embrace and enhance life.

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