Resurrection: A Reality or a Pious Dream, Part VIII: Luke – Mystery Recedes – Literalism Grows

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on June, 18 2015

When we come to Luke, the third gospel writer and, counting Paul, the fourth biblical witness to the meaning of Easter, we discover a dramatic shift in the language …

A Salute to the United Church of Christ

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 26 2012

Sometimes, as one goes about the normal duties of one’s professional life, a pattern of activity slowly becomes visible until one wonders why this had not been seen before.  …

Conflicting Emotion: Pride in the President, Shame at the Response of Many Church Leaders

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 17 2012

When the President of the United States, announced his support for gay marriage, the political landscape began to roil and I was filled with two quite opposite sets of …