The God ArticleGod Did Not Kill Jesus on the Cross for Our Sins
Why did Jesus die on a cross? Because love would not sit silently by as those who had little were being stepped on, used, and abused by those who had so very much. He died on a cross to show us what love looks like in action.
IrreverinHoly Week Survival Guide: 10 Life Hacks for Clergy
I accept that I will need a nap after Sunday services (and brunch and mimosas). But I do not accept that I will be too run down in body and spirit to fully enjoy the sequence of sacredness that unfolds throughout this week.
ArticleGod Loves Me? The Radical Truth of Maundy Thursday and Footwashing
Maundy Thursday is the least known about, most intimate, and least attended, of the Christian holy days. I mean, who wants to be reminded that Jesus is willing to touch us where we’re most vulnerable and where the dirt in our lives can be seen?
Ellen Painter DollarWhy We Need the Resurrection
I don’t need to know exactly what happened, or understand exactly how it happened, to allow myself to be transformed by the resurrection.
Unsystematic TheologyWhy the Resurrection Matters: Because Bodies are Beautiful
I am a progressive Christian, but I believe in the bodily resurrection.
Dry BonesA Patheos FAQ on Holy Week and Easter
What is Maundy Thursday? What's 'good' about Good Friday? What does Triduum refer to? We answer all your questions about Holy Week and Easter in our FAQ.
Formerly Fundie10 Situations Where Christian Bakers Should Refuse to Bake Wedding Cakes
Effective immediately, we need to smile and say “no cake for you!” to the following ten people ...
ArticleWhat Good is Religion, Anyway?
As a Christian theologian and pastor, I have passionate feelings about my religion. But you may be surprised why I feel so passionately about Christianity. Christianity is incredibly important because it makes us immoral. And that is a very good thing.
Surprising FaithHow to Find the Good in Religion: Look.
Looking for people who perform surprising acts of faith in the public eye has taught me that we can find the good in religion if we really want to.
LectioFootraces and Kerygma: The Lectionary for Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34-43 What It’s About: Gentiles! This is about how Peter’s accumulated experiences have led to this point, where he now understands God’s mission as extending to all people. What It’s Really About: It’s hard to understand this passage without reading it in the context of the first part of chapter 10, which is Peter’s vision [Read More...]
Living a Holy AdventureReclaiming Good Friday: Salvation without Divine Violence
What do you do with Good Friday and the Cross when you’ve abandoned the centrality of the doctrines of substitutionary atonement and the divine necessity of Jesus’ death?
FreedHeartsIn A World Where Eating Shrimp Is A Sin
More often than not, the Bible is used to condemn LGBT people. Using the Bible to further discrimination is not a new concept. Over the years, the Bible has been used to condone segregation, condone slavery, and justify the mistreatment of women, minorities, and interracial couples. I am honored to call Caleb Woods a friend. [Read More...]
Emerging VoicesPalm Passion Sunday – Hosanna
What an awkward day this past Sunday was, Palm Passion Sunday. Or maybe that’s just how I feel about Palm Passion Sunday. The tumblr feed EV’RY DAY I’M PASTORIN’… imagines Palm Passion Sunday like this: <http://everydayimpastoring.tumblr.com/post/114771705131/palm-passion-sunday> That awkward blending of two things that just down seem to go together. A shark and a horse. Is [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