My Way into an Interfaith Future

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on June, 28 2012

Last week I introduced you, my readers, to an interfaith “think tank” in which I shared recently at a conference center known as the Chautauqua Institution in Western New …

“Think Different – Accept Uncertainty” Part X: The Christ – He Is Not the Savior of the Fallen

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 24 2012

In my studies of the origins of life and its evolution, I have become convinced that the traditional and primitive claim that involves the concept of “original sin” has …

The Retirement of Rowan Williams – The Archbishop of Canterbury

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on April, 19 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Dr. Rowan Williams, has recently announced his plans to retire at year’s end. This announcement was greeted with …

On Being Honored by the Jesus Seminar

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on April, 12 2012

In the early spring of this year the Jesus Seminar paid me a special tribute at its meeting held in Salem, Oregon.  First, I was invited to give two …

“Think Different – Accept Uncertainty” Part V: The Traditional Religious Definition of Human Life

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on March, 1 2012

In this series we have looked at the changing understanding of God throughout human history. We have tried to separate the God experience of transcendence, wonder and awe from …

The Roman Catholic Bishops: Are They Killing Their Church?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 23 2012

I never thought I would live long enough to see birth control become a major political issue.  Nor did I think I would ever hear the desire to provide …

Should a Competent Newspaper Publish Uninformed Prejudice?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 2 2012

An article on homosexuality, which appeared recently on the Op-Ed page of the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis, calls into question the decision on the part of that paper’s editors …

“Think Different – Accept Uncertainty” Part II

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 26 2012

A recent letter from an Anglican priest in Canada revealed what this priest believes to be the dire straits into which Christianity has fallen in that gentle land to …

“Think Different – Accept Uncertainty”

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 19 2012

I recently read Walter Isaacson’s provocative and fascinating biography of Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple Corporation.  He was innovative, iconoclastic, weird and a genius.  He built …

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