Rescuing Christianity from the Church

Column by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Frantz on June, 27 2024

Whenever churches focus too much time and energy on church membership, attendance, budget, and endowment, over time, they lose their way.  Churches would be better off focusing on the realization of the church’s mission statement, which has to do with their sense of identity and purpose as communities of faith.

White Fragility Is Real My Friends

Column by Rev. Deshna Charron Shine on July, 25 2019

This was a very challenging article to write and I am going to be super vulnerable with you all, so bear with me … and I invite you to join me in a brave conversation.

I recently heard this quote on the radio: “There’s only one thing more powerful than white fear and that’s white guilt.” That statement left me questioning for days. “Could that be true,” I wondered? What does my white fear look like? What does my white guilt look like?

Part XXIV Matthew – Interpreting Atonement Theology, Part II

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 3 2014

“Atonement Theology” assumes that human life, though created in the image of God, is now both fallen and evil. It assumes that God is a being who can be “ …