Reclaiming the Bible

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on November, 2 2023

It is essential for progressive Christians to remember that the Bible emerged from the voices of an oppressed and marginalized people, intended to empower and uplift those facing adversity.

Reclaiming Our Progressive Christian Tradition

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on July, 27 2023

A majority of those who are now identifying as “Progressive Christians” are converts, so to speak, those fleeing other Christian traditions that had no real knowledge of Progressive Christianity.

Becoming A Digital Evangelist: An Invitation For Progressive Christians

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on April, 20 2023

Progressive faith communities are rightfully skeptical of the language of “evangelism.” In modern history, the word has come to mean something like “forceful conversion” rather than a demonstration of and an invitation to the way of Jesus.

The Great Reversion

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on September, 8 2022

You’ve heard it said again and again- “We’re living in unprecedented times”. There’s extreme polarization, increased bigotry, emboldened racists, and virtual mobs seeking to cancel those who don’t align perfectly with the new orthodoxies of whichever side of the aisle you identify with

When Progressive Christianity Runs Dry

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on June, 2 2022

I, along with many other progressive Christian ministers I know, have grown increasingly cynical about our faith. We no longer feel that the faith that we’ve evolved to embrace has much of a bearing on our daily lives or an impact on the world.

Why You Need to Be a Progressive Evangelist

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on January, 20 2022

When fragile hope is on the line, people will do anything to maintain it- even revolt against the very democracy they claimed to love.

Welcome to Virtual Reality

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on June, 3 2021

In this moment of history everything has changed. Over the course of a few months, most of us went from living hybrid virtual lives to almost completely virtual lives. Church services moved online for both megachurches and churches of twelve, giving equal access to the masses to churches, regardless of their size.

Humility: The Key To Our Salvation

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on August, 20 2020

One of the most fundamental postures of any mature spirituality is that of humility, and yet on both the left and the right it seems that humility is always in short supply. Throughout human history we have craved to know the answers to the big questions that seem to endlessly loom above us: Why are we here? Who are we? Where are we going? Is there a purpose to any of this?

How Progressive Christianity Can Save the World

Column by Rev. Brandan Robertson on November, 21 2019

Christianity is inherently political. The faithful path taught and demonstrated by Jesus of Nazareth was arguably just as much a political vision for the future of the Jewish people as much as it was a path to spiritual salvation.