Stump a Bible Scholar: What Happened to the Women’s Stories?

Tuesday is Stump a Scholar day here at Patheos Progressive Christian — and no question is too tough or too radical for our experts! This month, we’re answering your questions about the Bible with resident expert Professor Jerry Sumney. Dr. Sumney is professor of biblical studies at Lexington Theological Seminary and the author of Colossians: A Commentary (2008) and Identifying Paul’s Opponents (1990). He’s also the author of [Read More...]

Reviving our Congregations: On Reorienting and Restructuring


by Michael W. Foss Jesus looked at them and said, “With human beings this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (TNIV) Can congregations be revitalized? The answer is yes. But it will take both a spiritual renewal and organizational restructuring. Spiritual renewal begins with a change of focus for our [Read More...]

No More Wars That Devour the American Purpose

by Timothy Villareal On August 8th, one of the most respected non-governmental organizations in the world, Amnesty International, released a damning report alleging that U.S. military forces committed war crimes against Afghan civilians, including torture and murder, and covered-up for the crimes. The report centers on incidents between 2009 and 2013, a time frame which [Read More...]