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Remembering Marcus Borg

Marcus J. Borg, beloved husband and father, renowned teacher, author and leading scholar of the historical Jesus, New Testament and contemporary Christianity, died on January 21, 2015. Our bloggers remember the man who was a hero to Progressive Christianity.

The God Article

God Will Not Determine the Outcome of the Super Bowl

Stop giving glory to God after athletic events. You are going to make the baby Jesus cry. Honestly, you are going to make every version of Jesus cry (except for Republican Jesus).


Christianity in Crisis: From Fear to Faith

What if we were to trust that the well of our religion is deep and it truly does reach the stream of living water -- and it’s good! What if we were to allow other religions to do it their way, and join them in focusing on compassion, justice, mercy, grace, and purpose?

Edges of Faith

Making Room at Christ's Table: The Gift of Progressive Christianity

It worries me when I see progressive Christians fighting for what the right way to believe is rather than making joyous room at Christ’s table for the rejected.

The View from Dixon Hall

Damn, Barack...

By the end of his 6500 word speech, I had only one thought: “Where the HELL have YOU been for the last six years?!”


Trust Me, Church: Five Micro-Resolutions That Make a Big Difference

In this first part of a series called Trust Me, Church, Erin Lane explores the small things a church might fix to attract milennials like herself.


Hard To Kill: More on the Mega-Multisite Church from Ruth Graham

Ruth Graham is over at Slate today talking about the aftermath of the Mars Hill multisite dissolution – and the continued momentum of both the individual churches and Mark Driscoll’s ministry. She’s basically saying: multi-site megachurches are hard to kill. In her words: [T]he bottom line is that while the central organization may be dead, [Read More...]

Unsystematic Theology

Will the Hidden God Ever Show Up?

One of the great questions of modern theology is the problem of the hiddenness of God. Where was God when…(fill in the blank)? Why doesn’t God…(fill in the blank)? Why does God seem to…(fill in the blank)? Why doesn’t God answer my prayers for…(fill in the blank)? Some of us ask these questions often. Others [Read More...]


The Complicated Pain of Hiding Your True Colors

To come out as LGBTQ can be excruciating. Such a high price is extracted, so much is at stake, who can blame people who hide their true selves? My heart weeps. Today I bring you a post that gives us a glimpse into just how hard it is, from my beloved friend Marg Herder at Christian Feminism Today. [Read More...]

Emerging Voices

Once You are Real, You can’t be UGLY

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing [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