Got Hope?

Hope Givers by Daisy Rain Martin is not a book you should read- unless you're a human being seeking to find meaning in life - unless you're seeking to scrap together some sense of a healthy perspective on the many travails and ups and downs of life - unless you follow Jesus in some rather unorthodox, non-conventional, humble, really down-to-earth, and utterly outrageous ways - unless you're the sort of person who finds that reading anecdotes and slices of other people's lives and seeing … [Read more...]

Phyrarm May Be for You!

...Do you feel powerless?...Afraid of other people?...Are you worried that your gut is too big and your penis is too small?Try Phyrarm--available over-the-counter!Yes, Phyrarm can make you feel strong and vibrant again, without all that pesky diet and exercise. It can even make you feel safe around strangers, without going to all the trouble of getting to know them. It may even save the lives of dozens of Americans each year!Ask your doctor if Phyrarm is right for you! Small … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Defiance.

Thanksgiving.Seems like a goodthing right? Seems kinda holy. Seems kinda churchy.Except, it’s not a Christian holiday. It’s not part of the liturgical calendar, and they don’t really train us preachers in how to deal with it. Like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, it’s just one of those secular, civil holidays that many American church-goers “assume” is blessed and sanctioned by the Church.Now it’s not like Thanksgiving is foreign to Christianity. We tend to think it’s good to give … [Read more...]

Enough With the Progressive Christian Outrage Machine!

"Hope has two beautiful daughters - their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are."  St. AugustineBeing at dis-ease with injustice is why progressive Christianity seeks to be engaged in the world in order to transform it. "Accepting what is" may be a generic spiritual value, but moral quietude is not a Christian value.That said, progressive Christians would do well to be a LOT more discerning about what we … [Read more...]

“I’m no longer a Protestant. Sort of.”

The following is a blog written by a first time guest contributor to The Holy Kiss. Part of my advocating for progressive Christianity is seeking to amplify the voice of young progressive Christians. Simone Ramacci is a young Italian Christian who is currently studying at a university in England. I hope you find his ponderings as insightful as I do. - Roger =======Today I did something I never expected I would: I went into a church and asked for a priest to take my confession. I spoke to … [Read more...]

Why they killed Jesus.

The Romans didn't kill Jesus because he performed miracles or healed people on any day of the week. He wasn't killed because he taught (or criticized) spiritual truths or religious practices. They executed him because of his subversive politics and his perceived threat to the stability of the Palestinian region of the Roman empire.They killed him for his work in organizing a labor movement of disgruntled Galilean fishermen who were sick and tired of being oppressed by unjust Roman taxation. … [Read more...]


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