So… if we care, what do we say?

Column by Brian McLaren on September, 3 2020

Recently, I received an email from a reader who asked, “Hi Brian. I would love to know your thoughts on speaking with close family members who are active or retired police officers during this time. I’m seeing so many black activists and white allies calling for the police force to be defunded and dismantled.

A Grown-Up God for Times Like These

Column by Rev. Jaqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. on April, 2 2020

I was a Christian; I am a Christian. But it became clear to me that God speaks more than one language. Because God wants to be known, I came to believe, by any means necessary, God speaks to the hearts of humans in the ways they can hear, inviting us to come close to be seen, known and loved.

Parenting the Church

Column by Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft on March, 5 2020

Parents and caregivers, you are on the frontlines of the revolution. You are raising humans that will perpetuate white supremacy, or be actively anti-racist. You are raising humans that can break down walls rather than build them.  So stop thinking your praying has ended, or your activism decreased.

Holding Space for Spiritual Transformation 

Column by Skylar Wilson on February, 6 2020

 
“New personality types are created during social and spiritual crises of religious, political, or economic origin.” ~Otto Rank 

One hundred years ago, as the world was …

How to Repeal and Replace Christianity’s Addiction to “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts” #tremendous #huge

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on March, 9 2017

Bishop Spong’s reputation for expressing unapologetic, sometimes blunt, theological opinions is long-established. While some have accused him of being overbearing or egotistical, others have depended on him for a firm defense of a particular spot on the theological spectrum.

Charting a New Reformation, Part XXIII – The Seventh Thesis, The Resurrection

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 26 2016

“The Easter event gave birth to the Christian Movement and continues to transform it. That does not mean, however, that Easter was the resuscitation of Jesus’ deceased body …

Charting a New Reformation, Part XX – The Fifth Thesis, Miracles (concluded)

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 5 2016

The nature miracles attributed to Jesus in the gospel tradition were not supernatural events that marked his life as divine. They were rather Moses stories interpretively wrapped around Jesus …

Charting a New Reformation, Part XIX – The Fifth Thesis, Miracles (continued)

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on April, 28 2016

“In a post-Newtonian world supernatural invasions of the natural order performed by either the eternal God or the “Incarnate Jesus” are simply not a viable explanation of …

Charting A New Reformation, Part XVIII – The Fifth Thesis, Miracles (continued)

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on April, 21 2016

Following the Exodus, Moses’ miraculous power was never again so powerfully displayed in the biblical story, but it did not disappear. In a battle against the Amalekites (Exod. 17:8-14) …