The Christian Diaspora Revisited (Author, Ian Morgan Cron)

I moved my family from Connecticut to Nashville exactly one year ago. It wasn’t long after we arrived in the “buckle of the Bible belt” that I began to meet Jesus followers who I call the “Christian diaspora.” The word diaspora is derived from a Greek word meaning “a scattering of seeds.” It refers to [Read More...]

New Worship Songs for Progressive Christian Faith Communities (Brian Brandsmeier)

Progressive Christianity has a lot of things in its favor: thoughtful theology, rich tradition, social engagement, etc. But too often it’s missing one important factor: passion. Some people probably gravitate to more conservative churches because, frankly, they’re bored and uninspired by worship at progressive churches. But it’s possible to be progressive and passionate. One important [Read More...]

Greg Boyd Believes in Purgatory… Sort Of

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this video. To be honest, when I first saw it I was caught off guard. Yet, the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Ultimately, the afterlife is a mystery, but this is interesting nonetheless! [Read more...]

Worship Music and Theology – Should We Be More Discerning?

photo © 2004 Jeremy Botter | more info (via: Wylio) The following is a repost from June 2009. ————————————————– I don’t know about you, but when I am in church singing songs to the Lord, I come alive.  The Holy Spirit reaches within me, and God’s love reminds me of how blessed I am.  This [Read More...]


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