Changing the Script: A Progressive Alternative to Big Tent Christianity

Daniel Schultz, a United Church of Christ pastor and co-founder of the blog Street Prophets, has published a provocative new book called: Changing The Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century. Pastor Dan is hosting a Q&A on the book and it’s themes tomorrow at his Facebook page here and is inviting comments, questions, even “polite critiques.” [Read more...]

Spiritual Renewal in Times of Crisis

With the recent release of the movie Eat, Pray, Love, we’ve been thinking about the ways each of us seeks renewal, specifically in times of crisis. And while author Elizabeth Gilbert’s journey led her on an extended pilgrimage far from her home in NYC, we couldn’t help but wonder: How do you seek spiritual renewal when you can’t leave your family, your job, your mortgage payment? Some of our favorite bloggers respond… [Read more...]

Watermelon Rugby with the Shrewd Manager: Lectionary Reflection on Luke 16:1-13

When I was a youth pastor we used to play a game called “Watermelon Rugby.” You rubbed crisco over a watermelon and played touch football with it. You never caught it. You just grabbed at it while it slipped out of your grasp. That’s how I feel about this parable from Luke’s Gospel. [Read more...]


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