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December 04, 2014
Why President Obama’s Executive Actions Are Hostile To The Kingdom Of God: Voices From The Religious Left
By the Rev. Ellin Jimmerson A factual certainty about the Bible is that the Old...
December 02, 2014
Church Without God
I now have the privilege of watching a remarkable experiment unfold - up-close and personal....
November 24, 2014
A Spiritual Path to Gratitude
Brother David Steindl-Rast has contended in his writings that gratitude is foundational to a healthy...
November 18, 2014
Early Christmas Joy: Meditating with the Advent and Christmas Stories
The joy came to me early this year, in the form of Jan Johnson’s Taste...
November 17, 2014
Making the Most of What We Have Been Given (A Sermon on the Parable of the Talents in Matt. 25:14-30)
I don’t know if there is any truth to it or not, but the story...
November 14, 2014
What Children Need To Thrive: A Review of “Their Name Is Today”
Johann Christoph Arnold’s Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World crossed my desk...
November 10, 2014
Preaching as a Mad Act: A Q&A with John Holbert
"Preaching is a mad act, speaking for God to people who hardly know who God...
November 06, 2014
A New Conversation on the Death Penalty
This week (Nov. 6) Wheaton College, often called “the Harvard of Christian colleges” is hosting...
November 05, 2014
Away With the Manger
The annual rant is upon us: Thanksgiving is still weeks away, and already the stores...
November 04, 2014
Five Ways to Experience an Extreme Advent
By Sybil MacBeth Author, The Season of the Nativity: Confessions of an Advent, Christmas and...
October 30, 2014
Christian Piatt Takes PostChristian on the Road
Patheos blogger Christian Piatt is on the road this fall, promoting his new book PostChristian...
October 29, 2014
Rethinking the Bible’s Place (It’s Just the Way It Is, Part 2)
There are some Christians who give the Bible godlike homage. It might as well have...
October 23, 2014
A Seminary Invites Silicon Valley to Play: The Launch of a New Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS
I've just recently returned from an exceptionally joyful jaunt to the San Francisco Bay Area, where I...
October 22, 2014
Two Visions, One Book — That’s Just the Way It Is
Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan argues in his book, God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome,...
October 03, 2014
Francis of Assisi: God’s Holy Fool
by Susan R. Pitchford I lost my heart to Francis of Assisi for the same...
September 26, 2014
Mark Driscoll and the Amazing Technicolor Evangelical Funhouse Mirror Sexual Worldview (Swedish Batteries Not Included)
Perhaps the recent tsunami wave of “Mark Driscoll Penis House” headlines has finally subsided to...
September 23, 2014
Stump a Bible Scholar: Wrestling with Zoroastrianism Influences
Tuesday is Stump a Scholar Day here at Patheos Progressive Christian — and no question is too...
September 22, 2014
Can You Handle the Truth? On Galileo, Biblical Inerrancy, and the Courage to Question
A wonderful thing happened some four hundred years ago. Renaissance man Galileo Galilei thought to...
September 18, 2014
Leading in Changing Times: A Q&A with Pastor Michael W. Foss
"The biggest challenge churches have is casting a vision for ministry that is compelling. And...
September 17, 2014
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...
September 15, 2014
Shane Claiborne on Dr. King, Nonviolent Uprisings and Learning from Ferguson
Dr. King said: a “riot is the language of the unheard.” What happens when folks...
September 12, 2014
No More Wars That Devour the American Purpose
by Timothy Villareal On August 8th, one of the most respected non-governmental organizations in the...
September 10, 2014
Apple, the iWatch, Bono and Time
Yesterday was according to Apple and the press a watershed day for Apple Inc. These...
September 03, 2014
If you ever had any doubt whatsoever that the Church was patriarchal, consider the fact...
September 02, 2014
Stump a Bible Scholar: What About Israel?
Think you can stump a scholar? No question is too tough or too radical (this...
August 29, 2014
An Open Letter to President Obama and Members of the United State Congress: Turn the Grief-Bearing Ship Around
By Ellin Jimmerson Dear President Obama and Members of Congress, I am a Baptist minister...
August 26, 2014
Shane Claiborne: Pilgrimage to Ferguson
Something felt right about going to Ferguson. And something felt right about going with Derrick....
August 13, 2014
PostChristian: Christian Piatt on the Church and the Future of Faith
"There is no question that Christianity as a religion has been in need of a...
August 12, 2014
Why I Don’t Care if You Use Prayer Beads
I don’t care if you use prayer beads. I know that seems strange to say....
August 07, 2014
Practical Theology: Love-Fest
We got the authors of three recent books of practical theology together and asked them...
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