The GOP Shutdown is a Godsend for the Emergent/Convergent Progressive Churches and Will Pay my Electric Bill Too!

I predict that the slow falling away of a whole generation of evangelical young people from fundamentalist faith – and not a few older folks like me too – has just been exponentially accelerated. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Ted Cruz! The shutdown has not only laid bare the stupidity of the right wing hostage takers running and ruining the Republican Party, it’s also exposed fundamentalist American religion to the harshest light of day as never before.The root cause of the shutdown is the evang … [Read more...]

McLaren’s Review of “And God Said, ‘Billy!’” For Tony Camplo’s “Red Letter Christians” Book Club

This post is by Brian McLaren. It is a review of Frank Schaeffer’s new book, “And God Said, Billy!” currently featured on Tony Campolo's Red Letter Book Club.Anyone who asks me for a recommendation for good reading in the fiction category always gets the same response: Have you read Frank Schaeffer’s Portofino trilogy? Now, Frank has a new novel out, and it’s excellent too: “And God Said, 'Billy!'”First, a word about Frank’s earlier trilogy, featuring young Calvin Becker who comes … [Read more...]


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