3 Key Reasons Why Religious Right Leaders Are So Angry

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What’s worse from their perspective, is the situation is more than just the fact these “kids” aren’t interested in leading the next generation of the religious right, but that they’ve actually switched sides. While conservative leaders were stuck in the old culture wars, those of us in progressive/emergent Christianity happily welcomed these kids into our fold (and gave them a few books to read). Today, these “kids” now make up a core block of the opposition to the very movement they were once destined to lead. [Read more...]

Russia Triggered The End Times? (3 Ways You Can Disarm An End-Time Preacher)

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As Jesus followers in post-modern America, we have a big task on our hands. The great reformation happening currently within American Christianity has created a long ‘to-do’ list for those of us who wish to carry this movement forward to a more beautiful expression than has been in generations past. There are gaps to fill, [Read More...]

Fighting The Aerosmith Factor (using jaded to reform, not simply criticize)

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The other day my niece, Imani, looked at me and said: “Uncle Ben, your hair is turning white. You look like a little old man with earrings”, as she let out her classic giggle. While I’m only a few weeks shy of 38, it’s definitely true that I’ve got some gray going on. However, my [Read More...]

The Future of Progressive/Emergent Christianity: Three Steps Toward Shaping The Future

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As people who often find themselves on the margins of faith, it would be easy to just pack up and go “be” somewhere else. However, the key to the future rests in whether or not we can learn to be right where we’re at, and bring change to American Christianity in a subversive, inside out and upside down way. Here are the three steps I think we need to take in order to help the next generation discover a new kind of Christianity. [Read more...]


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