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For those seeking to experience Christianity in a new and vibrant way, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers fresh spiritual ideas. Over the past four decades, he has become one of the definitive voices for progressive Christianity. As a member of Bishop Spong’s online community, you’ll receive insightful weekly essays, access to all of the essay archives, access to message boards which will connect you with other believers in exile, and answers to your questions from Bishop Spong himself!

 

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17 April 2014: Part XIX Matthew – Did Jesus Really Do Miracles?

Most people, who are related at least tangentially to the Christian faith, assume that Jesus was a miracle worker. By this they mean that he possessed the ability to operate outside the laws of nature in what we would call supernatural ways. This popular image is enforced by the traditional Christian theology, born in the …

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10 April 2014: The Reverend Fred Phelps, 1929 – 2014

“I believe that all homosexuals should be castrated with rusty barbed wire.” Those words came at me from a television screen a number of years ago. The spokesman was identified as an ordained Christian minister, who headed a Baptist Church in the mid-west. I then learned that this church’s website was “godhatesfags.com.” It was in …

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3 April 2014: Part XVIII Matthew – Matthew’s Flashback to John the Baptist

We suggested last week that Mark, the author of the first gospel to be written, introduced his story of Jesus with a narrative appropriate to the Jewish New Year celebration, a festival called Rosh Hashanah. In that narrative, Mark developed one Rosh Hashanah symbol after another. Jewish New Year was the celebration in which these …

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4 September 2013: We’ve Moved: New Office Phone Number

IMPORTANT! We have moved offices and have a new support phone number!Please contact the Bishop Spong support at: 253-507-8678 We look forward to speaking with you! As always, you can also email us at: support@johnshelbyspong.com. Visit our Contact Us Page for more helpful links!  

12 June 2013: The Latest Book from John Shelby Spong Is Now Available!

The Latest Book from John Shelby Spong Is Now Available! Order The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic Today!         In The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, John Shelby Spong  argues that this last gospel was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life …

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15 May 2013: Pre-Order The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic

Recapture the Original Message of The Fourth Gospel Pre-Order The Fourth Gospel Today!     John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and popular proponent of a modern, scholarly and authentic Christianity, argues that this last gospel to be written was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life …

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