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Bishop Spong Radio Interview – Will The Real Jesus Please Rise? May 17th

14 May 2012

Beginning May 17th I will be broadcasting a four-part series on the historical Jesus. It is called “Will the Real Jesus Please Rise?”  For four weeks, I will interview four of the most prolific and provocative scholars in the United States, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr. Bart Ehrman, Dr. Robert M. Price, and Dr. John …

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Update with Spanish Translation! Bishop Spong Featured in CNN’s Belief Blog

16 January 2012

The Bible is both a reservoir of spiritual insight and a cultural icon to which lip service is still paid in the Western world. Yet when the Bible is talked about in public by both believers and critics, it becomes clear that misconceptions abound. To me, three misconceptions stand out and serve to make the …

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The Bible Is a Good Book, but God Didn’t Write It

13 January 2012

Image by photographer Sahlan Hayes The latest interview with Bishop John Shelby Spong available online was published earlier this week on ReligionDispatches.org.  Bishop Spong discusses the Republican primaries, the Occupy movement, and his new book, Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World. Head to ReligionDispatches.org for this illuminating interview!

John Shelby Spong Interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio

13 January 2012

A month and a half ago, Bishop Spong was on Minnesota Public Radio to talk about his new book.  The program, entitled “The Bible, Re-Examined” was originally aired on November 22nd, 2011, and if you have not heard it yet, click below to listen to the full interview! The Bible, Re-Examined

Information on Ordering the New Zealand Edition of “Re-Claiming the Bible…”

21 November 2011

For all of our New Zealand readers, the store section of the website has now been updated to include information on how to order “Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World” from Whirlwind Distribution.  Click here for more information.

“Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World,” the new book from John Shelby Spong!

10 September 2011

We are pleased to bring you the cover art from the latest work from John Shelby Spong entitled “Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World” due to be published (tentatively) on November 8, 2011!  The links to pre-order the book online can be found in our store.  

Book Review – Jesus the Voice and the Text: Beyond the Oral and the Written Gospel

28 July 2011

Book Review: Jesus the Voice and the Text: beyond the Oral and the Written Gospel by Tom Thatcher Editor et al; Baylor University Press, Waco, Texas, 2008; 317 pages; ISBN 978-1-932792-60-7; $69.95. In 1983, Werner Kelber published his important book, “The Oral and the Written Gospel: The Hermeneutics of Speaking and Writing in the Synoptic …

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JOHN SHELBY SPONG – JOHN A. T. ROBINSON Lectureship Created in the UK

22 July 2011

The Very Reverend Peter Francis, Warden and Dean of the Gladstone Library in Hawarden, United Kingdom recently announced the formation of an annual lectureship on progressive theology to begin in 2013.  This lectureship will be named the John Shelby Spong-John A. T. Robinson Lectureship, honoring two of the Anglican Communion’s best known progressive bishops.  Bishop …

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Marriage Equality in New York!

2 July 2011

New York is not the first state to make marriage equality real, but it is the most powerful and influential state to do so.  The fact that it passed the Republican-controlled State Senate and the Democratic-controlled Assembly is a sign that this decision is now the ascending majority position. Of course, that does not mean that …

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Pride in the Pulpit — Congratulations!

30 June 2011

Dear Friends, Congratulations on winning a long aspired victory! This is not easy work and I commend all of you for your perseverance. On the day of the marriage vote my perseverance was wavering. So, just before we knew it would go to the floor – in a moment of complete physical and emotional exhaustion …

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