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June 08, 2018
Europe Is Neither Secularist, nor Devout
The Pew Research Center has carried out a study of religion in Europe, finding that...
June 01, 2018
Marcionites Then and Now
Fellow Patheos blogger Tom Hobson, a Presbyterian pastor with a doctorate from Concordia Seminary, has...
March 20, 2018
Secularism or Liberal Religion?
Having spent time lately in the "happiest" countries that are also allegedly among the least...
March 01, 2018
The Pope’s Efforts to Reverse Birth Control Ban
It appears that Pope Francis is trying to reverse the Catholic Church's unpopular and widely-ignored...
January 29, 2018
George Lindbeck has died at the age of 94. The Lutheran (ELCA) theologian and...
January 25, 2018
How Should Churches Respond to the New Findings about American Religion?
In our recent post "Only Moderate Religion Is On the Decline," we reported on new research...
January 12, 2018
“The Church of Tomorrow” Is For Sale
The church had no creeds. You could believe whatever you wanted! Surely that's a formula...
January 11, 2018
The Protestant Reformation & the Protestant Revolution
Yesterday's post on the Reformation of America, made me realize that the distinction between revolution...
December 07, 2017
Is This Still Christianity?
At what point does a religious expression cease to be Christian altogether?
July 25, 2017
The social gospel
The "social gospel" is the teaching that the purpose of Christianity is to work for...
July 20, 2017
Liturgy for transgender transitions?
There are liturgies that go with birth, coming of age, getting married, and dying....
June 08, 2017
From preoccupation with society to preoccupation with the self
Still more things I've picked up from Kenneth L. Woodward's Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and...
June 07, 2017
“When the secular was sacred”
I grew up in a liberal mainline denomination in the 1950s and 1960s, going to...
May 04, 2017
Does mainline liberal Protestantism have just 23 years left?
More on the plight of mainline liberal Protestantism. . . . Evangelical scholar Ed Stetzer calculates...
May 02, 2017
Shouldn’t liberals be going to liberal churches?
Mainstream liberal Protestantism is dying, with a decreasing number of people bothering to go to their...
December 16, 2016
Theology & church growth
Canadian researchers conducted a study of mainline Protestant churches (Anglican, Presbyterian, Uniting, and Evangelical Lutheran...
December 09, 2016
Thomas Oden, ex-liberal theologian turned classical Christian, has died
Thomas Oden has died. A prominent liberal theologian who replaced pastoral care with psychotherapy, Oden...
October 18, 2016
What about the Christian left?
A listener whose religious beliefs make him a political progressive asked NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben why...
September 15, 2016
Church removes minister for her atheism
We have blogged about the case of the atheist pastor. Gretta Vosper has been a...
August 17, 2016
Saying God is transgender
The contours of a new liberal theology, one in accord with the new ideology of...
July 05, 2016
Confessions of an ex-liberal theologian
Thomas C. Oden is a prominent theologian who formerly was a major practitioner of liberal,...
June 08, 2016
Turning pride from a sin to a virtue
An LGBTQ theologian, apparently thinking of "gay pride" parades, wants Christianity to change its teaching...
April 27, 2016
The case of the atheist pastor
Mainline Protestants have been casting away traditional Christian teachings with great abandon. Pastors can now...
April 08, 2016
“Is God Dead?” 50 years–and 439 years–later
This month 50 years ago, in 1966, Time Magazine featured its cover-story entitled "Is God...
January 15, 2016
The BBC website has pages on the different kinds of religion, including "Christian atheism." Read...
November 11, 2015
“Conscience,” “calling,” and the new pastoral counseling
More from Terry Mattingly's column about the new Protestant-like role of "conscience" in liberal Catholicism: ...
October 16, 2015
Conservatives in liberal churches
The state churches in Scandinavia are theologically liberal, sometimes to an extreme. For example, in...
July 23, 2015
Removing a heterodox pastor
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is getting criticized for expelling a pastor and professor for publicly...
May 22, 2015
Traditional style, progressive substance
We blogged about Rachel Held Evans, her point that Millennials can't stand the church growth...
October 14, 2014
Catholic family synod & liberal Protestantism?
The first document from the Catholic synod on the family--which is considering divorce, cohabitation, homosexuality,...
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