Faith ForwardThe Gospel of Kelly Gissendaner
On the day of her scheduled execution, the Gospel of Kelly Gissendaner is still being written. I hope, and I pray, along with hundreds of thousands of others around the world – that the Gospel of Kelly is not cut short tonight by the state of Georgia.
Formerly FundieGeorgia Execution Proves We Love Vengeance Over Restoration
In a matter of hours, yet another divine image bearer will die by the tip of Caesar’s sword. What does this say about our so-called "Christian nation?"
Femmevangelical"The Hunting Ground" is Terrifying. And Real.
The film looks at the dark side of fraternity culture that encourages pledges to photograph and publicly mark their number of “conquests” and passes down the recipes for punch that makes girls pass out after one drink.
SlacktivistWhen Fantasy Role-Playing Replaces Faith
This is the core of white evangelical Christianity ca. 2015 — a self-aggrandizing fantasy.
LectioStars, Foolishness, Cattle, and Mountaintops: The Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Lent
Genesis 20:1-17 What It’s About: The Lenten lectionary is about covenants, but this is THE covenant. This is one of the three tellings of the Sinai covenant (see also: Exodus 34, Deuteronomy 5)–the one where Moses goes up the mountain and comes back with the Decalogue. What It’s Really About: This is really about the salvation history [Read More...]
Seasons of the SoulLetting Go During Lent: Seeing Death as Our Friend
Rather than a presence only at the end of our lives, death can become a companion along each step, heightening our awareness of life's beauty and calling us toward living more fully.
Let the Earth Keep SilenceHow to Keep a Holy Lent
Lent is a time when we try to clean out the clutter in our hearts and minds and souls, to prepare ourselves for the joyful gift of new life, freely given to us through the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection.
ArticleFacing My Mortality: Why I'm Praying the Compline During Lent
For my Lenten discipline this year, I’ve decided to become more comfortable with death. To date, I have not been a big fan.
The Pangea BlogLent: Because Sometimes Rich Christians Need to Starve a Little
In a nation of affluence and values that often corrupts the beauty of the cross, sometimes our gluttonous lives need to have a time to experience a hint of starvation.
40 Days for Food Justice40 Days for Food Justice
What is food justice? Learn more with these Lenten disciplines to create a deeper awareness of global issues of food justice, as well as the implications of your personal food choices, for yourself and your family.
Word + FleshFollowing Rocky Balboa into the Wilderness of Lent
When you are in need of inspiration on that late night when a glass of wine seems like it would heal the day or a bowl of ice crème assuage the worries of the world, think of Rocky running those steps and Jesus fasting 40 days in the desert.
spiritchatterWhy Do We Give Up Something for Lent?
Whether we’re giving up chocolate or our favorite TV program (could I live without “The Good Wife?”), many of us try to give up something that makes us a wee bit less comfortable.
Unsystematic TheologyA Little Bit from Terry Eagleton on Evil
Here’s a juicy morsel from Terry Eagleton’s recent book, On Evil: The damned refuse to be saved, since this would deprive them of their adolescent rebellion against the whole of reality. Evil is a kind of cosmic sulking. It rages most violently against those who threaten to snatch its unbearable wretchedness away from it. Only [Read More...]
Emerging VoicesUnitive Consciousness: Beyond Gender
What we are searching for in any authentic male or female spirituality is the good and healthy meaning of maleness or femaleness, each being one half of that mystery of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Is there any essential or cross-cultural nature to the one half of the image of God that we call masculine or feminine? [Read More...]
FreedHeartsThe Deadly Response to Marriage Equality
When they are losing, many people will do desperate things. When faced with the facts that those things are wrong and harmful, desperate people will ignore the truth. The result? Proposed legislation that authorizes the mental torture of our youth. And non-affirming Christians are standing and shouting “Praise God!” It is disgusting and indefensible. Please [Read More...]
Progressive Christian Video Gallery
Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present "Unbroken"
Frank Schaeffer and Brian McLaren: Conversations about Change
John and Catherine Shore: NALT Christians
Brian McLaren on Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World
Video Courtesy: Jericho Books
Marcus Borg, Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass and Others on Progressive Christianity
Video Courtesy: Living the Questions
Beyond the Either/Or God with the Rev. Yvette Flunder
Stanley Hauerwas on Prayer
Video Courtesy: Living the Questions