Welcome to Faith Forward, the new group blog of the Mainline Protestant Portal. Our hope is to host a new space for a wide variety of forward-thinking voices from the mainline, progressive and emergent church around the conversations that are shaping the future of the Church. In the coming days, you’ll be hearing from pastors, scholars, youth ministers, sacred artists, parents and youth — all seeking to reveal some some piece of the puzzle of what it is to live faithfully as a Christian in the world. Look for posts on everything from practicing our faith in a Facebook age to serving as a medical missionary in Bangladesh. We’ll be hosting conversations on transforming theology, the changing church landscape, spirituality, preaching, parenting, faith and politics, religion and science, interfaith dialogue, movies, art, music and sports.