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Faith Forward

When the Battle is Hard: On Restoration and Renewal of Faith

I believe we must create intentional spaces and experiences throughout our faith-rooted movements that can hold us when the battle is hard and renew us when the horror of confronting injustice would take us out.

The God Article

I Want My Religion Back - You Can Keep the Ugly Baggage

If we want a Christianity that doesn’t come so unnecessarily cluttered with all of this ugly baggage, we are going to have to start standing up more consistently and begin challenging these power plays wrapped in religion.



How did the Christian faith -- once a radical, world transforming movement -- become an invitation to hide behind the barricade of ill-quoted scripture, and answer every instance of human suffering with a smile and a “because, Jesus!”

Edges of Faith

Bulldozing Magdala: The Feast of Mary Magdalene Amid the War in Gaza

Let's join Mary Magdalene in her prayers, remembering that she, too, is a Palestinian refugee.

Formerly Fundie

No, Jesus Didn't Command We Own Weapons

To arrive at the position that Jesus endorses violence as a result of Luke 22:36 is almost as bad as saying that Jesus endorses adultery because of John 8:11. 

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

11 Religions "Same in Heart"

“You pray in heart?” my favorite Muslim cab driver asked me from the front seat. I met his dark eyes in the rearview mirror and nodded yes. Yes, I pray in heart.

Rediscovering Scripture for the 21st Century

What is the role of Scripture for progressives? How do we define its authority? To what extent is it prescriptive for 21st-century Christians? Join a stellar group of authors and theologians as we explore the meaning of scripture for us today.

Why I Still Talk to Jesus - In Spite of Everything

McLaren and Schaeffer Get Frank about Faith: A Video Q&A

Live from the Wild Goose Festival, Brian McLaren and Frank Schaeffer get real about what is means to be a Christian in the world today.

The New Readers of Scripture: Responsive, Not Reactive

A new way—a third way—of reading the Bible is emerging, particularly among younger believers. This new way is neither fully conservative nor fully liberal.

Unlimited by Ink or Paper or Male Voices

The way I view authority is different now—I rely on the Holy Spirit to engage and provide meaning.

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