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Formerly Fundie

The Real Evil of Halloween

There's an evil side to Halloween -- one that doesn't involve fake ghosts or goblins, but a very real evil indeed.

John Shore

What Christianity Without Hell Looks Like

A Christianity without hell would free Christians to fully embrace this life, to heed Christ’s commandment to, in this life, love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Why I Still Talk to Jesus - In Spite of Everything

Ebola Hysteria and Religious Dumb and Dumber America

Ebola is not a crisis. Yet Ebola is a useful election year tool when foisted on a public that can’t find West Africa on a map.


What I’ve Learned as an Ally, an Advocate, and the Christian Mom of a Gay Child

Though I always had compassion on the LGBTQ community, I did not understand the risk of simply living out.

Ellen Painter Dollar

It's Still a No-Brainer for Christians to Support Gun Law Reform

When it comes to many controversial sociopolitical issues facing Christians today, I usually take, or at least acknowledge, a middle road. But not on gun reform ... and here's why.

Sarcastic Lutheran

Imago Dei: A Sermon on Suicide, Caesar, and Beautiful Newborns

I believe with all my being that those who leave this world, even by their own hand, are held in the same pure love of God from which they were born.


"Why?" Unlocking the Answer to School Shootings

The answer to the question “Why?” after yet another school shooting last week is that we live in a culture of violence that infects us all with a faith in violence as a legitimate means to achieve our goals and desires. 

The God Article

How a Simple Thing All Gamers Know Can Help Save the Church

There’s a strange and very unbiblical thing in us playing a big role in slowly destroying the Church. And it is all too human.

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.


Study Shows Emergent Is Not as Liberal as You Thought

A new survey shows “the movement tends to be theologically flexible,” and emergents “can be found anywhere on the ideological and theological spectrums.” And that's good to hear.

What God Wants For Your Life

Demonizing Difference and the Word Police

One of the more disturbing developments in Progressive Christian thought of late is the demonizing of difference.


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.

Christianity is Changing

Do Christians Communicate with their Dead?

There is no singular view of the ‘spirit world’ in the Bible. Rather, the Bible evidences a number of views that are determined and influenced by various cultural and religious worldviews.

Emerging Voices

Remove My Unbelief

“Oh Father rescue me from doubt Deliver me from grief Let your joy in me abound Remove my unbelief, remove my unbelief” These are the words from a song by Jenny & Tyler, titled “When Darkness Falls.”  And while the closing line is taken from Mark 9:24, these words strike me this day quite differently [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