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Remembering Marcus Borg

Marcus J. Borg, beloved husband and father, renowned teacher, author and leading scholar of the historical Jesus, New Testament and contemporary Christianity, died on January 21, 2015. Our bloggers remember the man who was a hero to Progressive Christianity.

The God Article

God Will Not Determine the Outcome of the Super Bowl

Stop giving glory to God after athletic events. You are going to make the baby Jesus cry. Honestly, you are going to make every version of Jesus cry (except for Republican Jesus).

spiritchatter

Is God's Spirit in Everyone, including Atheist Richard Dawkins?

God’s spirit-breath exists in all people, not just in Christians who have repented or been reborn and renewed by the holy spirit in baptism.

Article

Trust Me, Church: When Passing the Peace Turns Stressful for Me

"Passing the peace was hands down the loneliest ritual I endured as a solo worshipper." In this fourth post of her popular series, millennial Erin Lane explores the small things a church might fix to attract milennials like herself.

Edges of Faith

Making Room at Christ's Table: The Gift of Progressive Christianity

It worries me when I see progressive Christians fighting for what the right way to believe is rather than making joyous room at Christ’s table for the rejected.

Article

Christianity in Crisis: From Fear to Faith

What if we were to trust that the well of our religion is deep and it truly does reach the stream of living water -- and it’s good! What if we were to allow other religions to do it their way, and join them in focusing on compassion, justice, mercy, grace, and purpose?

Unsystematic Theology

Sin Doesn’t Cause Death; Death Causes Sin: Richard Beck’s The Slavery of Death

I confess that Richard Beck is one of my favorite contemporary thinkers. He’s an experimental psychologist by profession, but is one of the very few brave souls who crosses fields (psych and theology) and does serious interdisciplinary reflection. This makes him one of the most important voices for contemporary theology today, in my opinion. I [Read More...]

FreedHearts

Jesus Blog: Restore the Beauty of Home

More today from my Saturday “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Home. A place of welcome, acceptance, rejuvenation. A place to be safe and to be loved, without condition. A beautifully designed space of rest. But beautiful things break down in the using – or the misusing. Families can turn a safe haven into [Read More...]

Emerging Voices

Once You are Real, You can’t be UGLY

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing [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

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