Dogma and the Perpetuating of a Dead God

Column by Rev. Mark Sandlin on September, 21 2017

In 1966 the cover of TIME magazine asked the jarring question, “Is God Dead?” It was the first time TIME used only text on it’s cover and the impact only added to the striking question.

“Is God Dead?”

Three simple words that for a brief time created quite a stir throughout the United States. Many angry sermons were delivered in rebuttal. Even Bob Dylan got in on the action in a Playboy interview saying, “If you were God, how would you like to see that written about yourself.” The National Review even asked the question if perhaps it was TIME that was dead.

May our world learn to see the infinite shades between black and white.

Column by Mike McHargue on December, 29 2016

Evolution shaped our brains to take shortcuts. Our senses relay to the brain a ceaseless, torrential downpour of stimulus and information, and so our neurons team up to sort and sift this stream into higher-order abstractions–mainly categorizations in the form of either/or classifications.

Prejudice: An American Reality and an American Tragedy

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on November, 10 2016

It is time that we as a nation stop pretending and face the facts as they are. The evidence is overwhelming. Despite concentrated efforts to perfume intolerance under code …

The Sources of Political Gridlock and Anger

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on March, 3 2016

It has been a very unconventional political primary season. In the last three weeks two public debates sank to what seem to me to be new lows in presidential …

Charting a New Reformation, Part XI –The Third Thesis: Original Sin – The Myth of the Fall

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 25 2016

“The biblical story of the perfect and finished creation from which human beings have fallen into “original sin” is pre-Darwinian mythology and pre-Darwinian non-sense.”

If one were …

The Anglican Communion R.I.P.

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 11 2016

It was an historical illusion anyway, a cherished and romantic notion practiced in all kinds of theoretical venues. The idea that the lands that once constituted the British Empire …

Charting a New Reformation, Part IX – An Evolving God inside an Evolving Christianity

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 28 2016

Today, I conclude the discussion of the first of my twelve theses posted on the internet in my hope to “Chart a New Reformation.” I began with the crucial …