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The View from Dixon Hall

Masking our Faith: Ebola, Dallas, and the Church

What the case of Thomas Eric Duncan proved to me, and unfortunately the rest of America, is that Dallas doesn’t have an Ebola Crisis. It has a faith crisis.

The God Article

What the Church Needs Now

What the Church needs now is an innovative spirit. So when a seminary brings in a gamer to talk about how the Church can learn new tools from gaming, as far as I am concerned, that is an #EpicWin.


The Right Way to Love God Looks Like...?

I recently returned from my fourth “Christian” conference of the year. And it's clear that God is so much bigger than the image from our own little box, so much more welcoming than our own tradition expects...


Doctrine DOES Change

The Catholic church has changed innumerable doctrines, and saying that it’s just a change in interpretation is semantics.


Dear Millennials: Sorry We're So Obsessed With You

The thing is, we are scared. We are afraid, now that you’ve dumped us, that no one will ever love us again.


Gods and Kings Leave Ladies in Waiting: Reflections on the new film Exodus

As I watched in awe of Ridley Scott’s filmmaking brilliance, part of me wondered when we will stop replaying, rehashing and repurposing the old stories of men.

John Shore

Leaving Christianity is Going Viral

In the last two weeks I’ve heard from I’d say 30 Christians, who’ve written to me saying either, “I give up; I’m no longer Christian,” or, “I’m about to give up; I don’t think I can take being Christian any longer.” Oucheth!  We need to talk about this, now.

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Five Lies Christians Tell about Mental Illness

Lie #1: God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.

Christianity is Changing

An Open Letter to my Progressive Christian Colleagues

Here is my suggestion: let us stay away from joining the voices of those who would join the mimetic mob.

Rachel Marie Stone

The Things We Can't - and Shouldn't - Make Our Children Do

It is right and good and wonderful to be engaged in our children’s lives, to dream dreams of their success and happiness and blessedness. But there's much we can't - and shouldn't even try - to control.

The Spiritual Landscape

Social Media Chaos, Leadership Crises, and General Theological Seminary

What was already chaotic became tragic for the Seminary in the space of just a few hours, as an internal crisis became a public crisis.

Emerging Voices

Metamorphosis: Healing and Transformation

When I speak about spiritual woundedness and church-hurt, which seems to be more and more lately, I use the metaphor of childbirth.


The tyranny of the “reading list”

I’m constantly amazed by my wife (Heidi), who doesn’t appear to have any reading list at all. If she finds something interesting at the library or a friend recommends a book to her, she’s quick to pick it up and begin reading. On rare occasions, she even acts on my recommendations, the most recent being [Read More...]

Progressive Christian Video Gallery

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