The Future of Progressive Christianity: What If…?

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What if the people leaving the Church are the collective voice of God to us, the Church, today? This question offered by Mark Sandlin in his post for our new series on The Future of Progressive Christianity sets the tone for a frank, deeply thoughtful, and ultimately inspiring symposium at Patheos this week. Mark’s lead question, firmly grounded in [Read More...]

Missing Sunday Mornings

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[Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of posts we'll be featuring by the Rev. Deborah Dean-Ware, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May.] For 15 years, I have worked 48 Sunday mornings each year. That is 720 Sundays out of 780. The vast majority of these 720 Sundays working have been spent [Read More...]

Liberal Protestants, Social Justice and Antisemitism: Reflections on the BDS Movement

By Mark E. Gammon With the astounding pace of news over the last couple of weeks, it was easy to miss one small item. The United Church of Christ became the latest liberal Protestant denomination to endorse “boycotts and divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.” As David Palumbo-Liu recently reported at Salon.com, the [Read More...]


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