Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved? A Response to Ross Douthat

As a progressive Christian, I want to thank Ross Douthat for his reflective piece on the future of liberal Protestantism in this past weekend’s New York Times. Those of us who are committed to a robust, open-spirited, spiritually lively Christianity view with dismay the statistics about our movement’s future. We realize that the religious landscape in North [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary Reflections for July 22, 2012 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2;11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Is election partial, predetermined, or universal?  Is it ultimately dependent on God’s choices, divine persistence, human decision-making, or a dynamic divine-human call and response? A recent Christian Century review of conservative Christian responses to Rob Bell’s Love Wins revealed the stake that [Read More...]