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Edges of Faith

From "I Do" to Disfellowship

Guest Post: Why the Southern Baptists kicked me and my church out over a same-sex wedding.

Faith Forward

A Letter to White Christians on the Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

Many white Christians have reacted to protests around racism and police brutality defensively. Yet our faith calls us to listen and act with compassion.

Paperback Theology

The Beauty of the Midlife Crisis

I’m in the middle of a midlife crisis, and it’s quite possibly the best time of my life.

Seasons of the Soul

Letting 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 Silence

How 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.


Facing 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 Blog

Lent: 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 Justice

40 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.


Covenants and Identities: The Lectionary for the Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 What It’s About: God’s covenant with Abraham and Sarah. What It’s Really About: The absurd generosity of God toward God’s people. What have Abraham and Sarah done to deserve this? What It’s Not About: It’s not about earning anything. Sure, Abraham is told to “walk before me, and be blameless.” But there’s [Read More...]

Word + Flesh

Following 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.


Why 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 Theology

A 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 Voices

A Prayer for Black History Month and the Lenten Season

Loving God, who reigns on Earth as it is in Heaven Father God Whom the prophet Isaiah called the Mother of Zion, We come to you with humble and contrite hearts, Asking for the repentance of our sins, both known and unknown, Forgive us for our sins as well as forgive those who sin against [Read More...]


Jesus Blog: I Didn’t Ask You to Decide Who’s In and Who’s Out

More today from my Saturday “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Some of you have lost your way. You think you need to defend me, and defend God’s word — draw lines around it, debate people about it. You don’t. Just follow me, rest in me, trust God.  I didn’t ask you to [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