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Formerly Fundie

Why Every Day Should be Earth Day if You're a Christian

It's time to reclaim our chief purpose for existence: to be radical environmentalists who view protecting and preserving all of creation to be a central aspect of our identity and purpose.

Seasons of the Soul

Pilgrimage of Resurrection: Seeing the World Anew

We walk by a thousand ordinary revelations every day in our busyness and preoccupation. What would it be like to move through our day, watching for what shimmers and savoring them?


Jesus Is/Isn't the Only Way

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” True, or false? Or both?

Christian Piatt

Five Things Christianity Can Learn from Buddhism

Could Christianity’s future lie in Buddhism’s past? 

Let the Earth Keep Silence

What to Do When Your Prayer Doesn't Get 'In the Zone'

In a world of distractions, it’s no surprise that for many of us, silent prayer is much more about seeking inner peace than actually finding it. 

Faithful Citizenship

What Good is Religion, Anyway? Why I Am Spiritual -- and -- Religious

I know why "spiritual but not religious" might seem to some people like a very good idea. But I also know this: religion saved me when spirituality could not.


Why Christianity is Immoral (and Why That's Good)

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 Faith

Modern-day Moneychangers?: How Seattle Church Leaders Turned Tables

On the Monday of Holy Week this year, several church leaders and members got together to stage a strange protest: they flipped over a table in the lobby of prison builder Howard S. Wright's offices.

Unsystematic Theology

LGBT, Forgiveness, and the Church: A Real-Life Redemption Story

How much better might we all be toward each other, if we could all latch on to the pull of redemption and to the power of forgiveness?


Eunuchs, Vines, and Love: The Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

  Acts 8:26-40 What It’s About: This is the story of the Ethiopian eunuch, who met Philip on the road from Jerusalem to Gaza. What It’s Really About: What is this really about? That is a GREAT question. There are few passages in Acts where there is as much going on as there is in these few [Read More...]


Bruce Jenner: Once a Champion, Always a Champion

“Today, millions of people learned that someone they know is transgender.” Bruce Jenner has come out as a transgender woman, on national TV. What a story. Rob & I sat, riveted, often in tears, watching the show while social media buzzed about the story and Bruce’s courage. A friend said that watching Bruce’s story brought [Read More...]

Emerging Voices

Why Busy Christians Need to Learn from Thomas Merton

The Catholic mystic Thomas Merton’s witness and wisdom can help those of us seeking to integrate contemplation and action today. Who would have thought that a cloistered monk, writing from behind the gated boundaries of the austere Cistercian order, would become a counter-culture hero, the “conscience of the peace movement,” as Daniel Berrigan called him, [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