Michael Yankoski: Three Ways to Embrace The Sacred This Year


by Michael Yankoski Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common bush afire with God; But only those who see, take off their shoes. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning Being oblivious to the Sacred is endemic these days. Amidst our drive by, fly by, shop-till-you-drop frenzy of a world, most of us have conditioned our capacity for attentiveness, [Read More...]

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...]