Edges of FaithFrom "I Do" to Disfellowship
Guest Post: Why the Southern Baptists kicked me and my church out over a same-sex wedding.
Faith ForwardA 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 TheologyThe 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 SoulLetting 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 SilenceHow 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.
ArticleFacing 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 BlogLent: 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 Justice40 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.
LectioCovenants 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 + FleshFollowing 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.
spiritchatterWhy 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 TheologyA 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 VoicesA 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...]
FreedHeartsJesus 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