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25 May 2017: Trinity Schminity

      By Mark Sandlin “…the doctrine of the Trinity so easily appears to be an intellectual puzzle with no relevance to the faith of most Christians.”- Karen Kilby, Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham and Vice-President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain From …

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Q & A:

The question that has always haunted me is this: if the Holy Mystery is love and that is already in our essence, then how do you account for the Holocaust, inhumane conditions and treatment of the people of Somalia, Southern Sudan and all of the other atrocities that are happening around the world and in our own country? Where is the Beloved, the Holy Mystery, and the love of God?

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18 May 2017: Holy Wisdom

    By Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D. Over these past several weeks, I’ve been reflecting anew on what it means to be a wise person. This is due in part because in the congregations I serve, we describe the spiritual journey of Holy Week as “The Wisdom Way of Christ,” exploring the stories and …

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As a recent evolving Progressive Christian I have started reading Marcus Borg’s “Evolution of the Word”. Wonderful book. But as I was reading I noticed many scriptures that made reference to Jesus dying/sacrifice for our sins. Where did all these scriptures come from and when were they written? How do we understand them?

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11 May 2017: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Fundamentalism in America by Bullying Religious Minorities

        By David Felten How a “Fact or Fiction” Campaign Continues the Tradition of Betraying the Message of Jesus The Back Story Right after Easter in 2015, I arrived at church as a fellow staff member was going out the door saying, “I’m going to get a picture of one of the …

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Q & A:

If you do not favor conversion activity, how do you interpret the Great Commission?

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4 May 2017: Earth Day 2017: The Return of Healthy Religion?

      By Matthew Fox There is such a thing as “fake news”; and “fake science;” and there is also, we must make clear, such a thing as “fake religion” and certainly of “fake Christianity.” I would maintain that all those persons and institutions political and corporate that are in purposeful denial about climate …

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Q & A:

What does progressive Christianity have to say about the concept of hell that seems so central to so many other forms of historic and current Christianity?

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27 April 2017: Is Jesus the Only Way?

         By Roger Wolsey   As a progressive Christian pastor and author I frequently receive critical pushback from conservative and fundamentalist Christians who adamantly declare that the only way to experience salvation is by giving intellectual assent to certain specific truth claims about the life of Jesus. Scratch that, they don’t generally …

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Q & A:

"How can I help other people have the experience of a living relationship with God?"

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20 April 2017: The Season of Relief

        By Gretta Vosper   The calendars we give and receive as Christmas gifts – Sudoku-a-Day desk tear-offs, or expensive, hang-on-the-wall art photography – don’t pay much heed to the Christian calendar aside from noting its two largest festivals – Christmas and Easter – and helping retailers take advantage of a few …

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Q & A:

How does the death of Jesus 2000 years ago save me? What is the substitutionary doctrine of the atonement?

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13 April 2017: Bigger, Stronger, Wiser, Kinder

  After a hard winter for many of us, of deep snows and lost loves, in this holy week commemorating death and resurrection, the cherries and pears and plums are blossoming and our thoughts are opening with them. What are we also becoming? In Chapter 4 of the Dhammapada, “Flowers,” the Buddha is said to …

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Q & A:

Hi Eric, I enjoy what you have been saying about Jesus, and I am becoming much more progressive than I used to be, but still I have a hard time understanding why someone with your beliefs still remains a Christian? If the Jesus you still “believe” in is not the Jesus that resurrected and was God incarnate, then why do you still call yourself a Christian?

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6 April 2017: Five Beliefs I Continue to Hold About the Church

    By Eric Alexander   In the last article I talked about some of the things I still believe about Jesus, and in this post I want to talk about some of the things that I still believe about the Church. By “Church” I am referring to the institutions, buildings, denominations, and organizations. I …

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Q & A:

With Easter almost here, I can't help but wondering what the point of Jesus dying on the cross was if it wasn't to save us from our sins?

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30 March 2017: “Hopey-Changey”

        By Mark Sandlin Churches are dying at an alarming rate. Every year more than 4000 churches close their doors for good and more than 2,765,000 people leave the church each year. Yet we, the Church, insist on doing the same thing over and over again and somehow expecting different results. When …

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Q & A:

Why do we assign a gender to God? I feel that it started with the Lord's Prayer (Our Father who art in Heaven. . . . .) That paternalism was objected to by the feminists who started calling God she. If God is not human, how can there be a gender assigned? I am still trying to rid myself of the image of a man up in the sky somewhere, wearing flowing white robes, keeping track of my good deeds and misdeeds!!

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23 March 2017: Bishop Spong’s Newsletter

    By Fred Plumer Good morning friends. I am the Board President of ProgressiveChristianity.org and have held that position for over 12 years. Our organization has been the publishers of the Bishop Spong’s newsletters and the owners of the John Shelby Spong website for nearly five years now. The website is titled, A New …

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Q & A:

“Can you please address the difference between God with a capital G and god with a lowercase g – and what the differences are and might mean?”

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