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The God Article

God 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.


Irreverin

Holy 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.

Article

God 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 Dollar

Why 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 Theology

Why the Resurrection Matters: Because Bodies are Beautiful

I am a progressive Christian, but I believe in the bodily resurrection.

Dry Bones

A 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 Fundie

10 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 ...

Article

What 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 Faith

How 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.

Lectio

Footraces 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 Adventure

Reclaiming 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?

FreedHearts

In 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 Voices

Palm 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

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