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This Week's Essay

East of Eden: Understanding the Creation Story

Why are we here? How did we come to be? What is our relationship to the force that created us? What is our relationship to the environment and to the other creatures on Earth? Does man exercise free will? Why is life full of suffering? Where is the line between right and wrong, guilt and innocence, damnation and salvation? For Jews and Christians, these questions (and more) are first posed in that short, simple story.

This Week's Question

I was raised in the Bible Belt as a Southern Baptist (shudder). I have attended may different types of churches in my life and have always likened myself to being spiritual instead of religious. I recently discovered John Shelby Spong, and have been devouring his books which have answered man …

Our Contributors

Contributors

Best selling authors, social leaders, and cutting edge innovators – our contributors bring diverse perspectives to the growing conversation around the idea of Progressive Christianity. Inspiring, insightful, and sometimes even challenging, these unique voices come from the pulpits, academies, and front lines around the world.

    • Eric Alexander

    • Diana Butler Bass

    • Michael Dowd

    • Cassandra Farrin

    • Rev. David M. Felten

    • Rev. Matthew Fox

    • Rabbi Brian Mayer

    • Mike McHargue

    • Rev. Irene Monroe

    • Fred Plumer

    • Rev. Mark Sandlin

    • Joran Slane Oppelt

    • Bishop John Shelby Spong

    • Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D.

    • Deshna Ubeda

    • Lauren Van Ham

    • Rev. Gretta Vosper

    • Rev. Roger Wolsey