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Public Square

The Spirituality of Sex

What does your faith tradition really say about the meaning of our sexuality and sexual activity? What role does sex play in the life of the spirit?


The danger of ‘radically different’

Read the comments on any article reporting on such horrors and you'll find a weirdly contentious unanimity. Everyone is upset. Everyone is appalled. But everyone also seems strangely convinced that their being upset and appalled sets them apart -- and that these imagined others who are not upset and appalled also need to be admonished and corrected and punished. The comments quickly go from everyone saying "That's wrong!" to everyone saying "I can't believe that anyone would say that's not wrong!" Even though literally no one is saying that.

Talk with the Preacher

Refuse to be Amused

I think it is an objective fact that this presidential election is a circus, a national embarrassment.  Every morning just the practice of reading the headlines takes uncommon fortitude; at this point I’m prepared to say that very little surprises me anymore.  To think about what America looks like to the rest of the world [Read More...]

Pop Theology

The Maltese Falcon and the MacGuffin of the Spirit

As I revel in my return to the Bay Area, I continue to catch up on classics that have to do with San Francisco. Last weekend I rewatched The Maltese Falcon (1941). Truth be told, the film version, based on the Dashiell Hammett novel, could have taken place anywhere. Other than some stock footage of [Read More...]

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Progressive Christian Video Gallery

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John and Catherine Shore: NALT Christians
Brian McLaren on Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World
Marcus Borg, Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass and Others on Progressive Christianity
Beyond the Either/Or God with the Rev. Yvette Flunde
Stanley Hauerwas on Prayer