April 28, 2018

Jesus didn’t say to the lame, “Rise up and go get a job!” or to the poor, “If you only worked harder you could care for your family!” Read more

April 7, 2018

The term “progressive” has long been used to represent an understanding of Christianity marked by an awareness of social sin; a consciousness of institutional and human potential and shortcomings; and, an emphasis on the church’s mission to engage the world.  The root of the term is “progress” and denotes the ways that humans over the centuries have become more conscious of our common nature and our common needs and acted out of compassion and our concern for justice to address… Read more

March 27, 2018

I am tired of God the Father. I am tired of the traditional, patriarchal Trinitarian formulas. I am tired of preachers and hymns and creeds and prayers that reduce the divine to masculine imagery and shape a picture of a faith where men are closer to God than women. Read more

March 5, 2018

I want them to know that sex can be right and good and wonderful! It should not be tinged by fear, regret, shame, or guilt. Read more

February 13, 2017

There many things – large and small – that Christians can do to fight the xenophobia that threatens our country. One simple thing to do is have lunch! Read more

February 10, 2017

Last Sunday, two colleagues and I greeted a group of thirty-three people over a shared meal in a church social hall to talk together about race and racism. With five different churches from four different traditions – UCC, Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian – we came together to talk about the problem of racism in our community and in our world. We are all white and we represent predominantly white churches. Nevertheless, for some people, it feels uncomfortable to get together… Read more

February 7, 2017

It is difficult to talk about these issues with white Christians in this country in open and honest ways because I believe that we are good people and I know that most of us do not understand ourselves to be racist. That doesn’t make it any easier. It is hard to talk about these things. Partially because we haven’t learned how to talk about privilege or race in productive and meaningful ways rather than in ways that shame and blame us. Read more

January 27, 2017

“Alternate facts” do not exist. In common parlance, “alternate facts” are called “lies.” When our President and the legislative branch of government base their public policy on lies – our whole democracy is threatened. Read more

November 5, 2016

Coming off of eight years of a black President and facing the prospect of the next President being a woman – the crisis that we face is over the narrative of who we are as a country. Read more

October 28, 2016

Progressive Christians are often loath to tell other people that their interpretations of scripture or of faith are wrong. However, this is one case where it is crystal clear. Read more


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