Patheos Launches Progressive Christian Portal

Patheos Launches Progressive Christian Portal

Portal Will Host the Discussion on Today's Progressive Christianity and Feature Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, Tony Jones, Bruce Reyes-Chow, the Slacktivist, and Others

DENVER — June 15, 2011 —, the world's premier online destination for global dialogue on religion and spirituality, today announced the launch of a Progressive Christian portal designed as a marketplace of ideas for the evolving movement of Progressive Christianity.

The portal will be anchored by some of Christianity's best-known and most respected writers who have moved their blogs to Patheos. In addition to a new weekly column by Brian McLaren, this list includes:

  1. Diana Butler Bass
  2. Tony Jones
  3. Bruce Reyes-Chow
  4. The Slacktivist
  5. The Wild Goose Festival blog

The portal will kick off with a two-week symposium from June 15 — June 30 on the topic of "What is Progressive Christianity?" The symposium will feature contributions from many of the leading figures and brightest minds in Emergent and Progressive Christianity who will explore their differences and common ground, discuss the intersection of progressive politics and religion, and ponder the evolution of modern Christianity.

About Patheos:

Founded in 2008, is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore the world's beliefs. Featuring many of today's best writers and bloggers on religion, faith and spirituality, Patheos is designed to serve as a resource for people looking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as to engage with others of a similar faith, and to participate in productive, honest discussions on some of today's most talked about and debated topics.

6/15/2011 4:00:00 AM