Celebrating the Curious Christ Soul

Column by Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D. on June, 14 2018

The Gospel of Thomas reminds us, When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the children of the Living Father. Sooner or later, if we are to realize our Christhood, we must come to know ourselves. No one else can do the knowing for us. But – what a tremendous grace it is when we don’t have to ceaselessly contend with supposed faith communities about the sacred fruit we are, nor fear that they desire to prune away our life.

On the Importance of Being Ordinary

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on August, 29 2013

Over the past few years, while working on my recent book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, I became fascinated with how the author of …

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.  …

Studying Christian Art in Florence Italy

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on November, 17 2011

The Florence Museum, known in Italy as the Musei Firenze, is best known for the massive marble statue of the youthful King David sculpted by Michelangelo.  Housed in the …

The Gladstone Library – A Final Visit

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 8 2011

In the United Kingdom about ten miles from the ancient Roman city of Chester, inside the northern edge of a country called Wales, is located an institution that calls …

Rush Limbaugh vs. Lawrence O’Donnell – What Would Jesus Cut?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 4 2011

The political debate, as it is viewed on the twenty-four hour a day cable news television channels, is frequently more amusing than informative. The necessity of keeping an audience …