Jesus – Queer Theology Incarnate

Column by Rev. Mark Sandlin on June, 9 2022

In his book “Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology”. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng says, “God is the very manifestation of a love that is so extreme that it dissolves existing boundaries.” So, it seems to me, living a life that dismantles existing boundaries is the very definition of being in relationship with God.

What the Disciples Believed About The Resurrection of Jesus

Column by Dr. Carl Krieg on May, 12 2022

We don’t know when Jesus was born, but we do know when he died. His birth was linked to existing pagan festivals celebrating the winter solstice, but his death can be dated relatively specifically, and occurred during the Passover Festival, Jerusalem, early April in year 30.

Be Opened: A Post-Easter Reflection

Column by Rev. Matthew Syrdal on May, 5 2022

I walked out of our church in ritual silence with the procession at twilight and was met—stunned—by the radiant face of the nearly full moon. I started to weep. Especially tired this particular Maundy Thursday, I was hit by the welling up of unprocessed emotion from a particularly hard year.

“Move Over Genesis”

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on March, 31 2022

As if we don’t already have enough problems in this country, the last few years have seen us slipping closer and closer to becoming a “post-truth society.” Facts just don’t seem to matter anymore.

Anchoring Peace

Column by Rev. Fran Pratt on March, 10 2022

 
I write this to you, my Progressive Christian siblings, on a Monday morning during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I had written an entirely different …

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.

A New Reading With Apologies To Luke

Column by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers on January, 6 2022

Last year, at the height of the pandemic (or is this the height of the pandemic?), a clergy colleague asked me to write a new version of the birth of Jesus that might preserve the radical message of Luke but translate it into more contemporary metaphors.

God and Metaphors

Column by Brian McLaren on December, 16 2021

In my travels and speaking, people often ask me “what do we do with ______?” questions. The blank is most often filled in with a doctrinal issue like hell, creationism, original sin, inerrancy, atonement theory, and the like.

Loving The Earth Is Essential

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on October, 28 2021

Our planet is not well. That’s an understatement. The Earth is in a state of crisis. Human aggravated global warming/Climate Change is a real and present danger.

He Calls us to the Task of Loving

Column by Rev. Deshna Charron Shine on October, 21 2021

Jack experienced God as the source of all life. There is no duality within God, there is only sacred oneness. And so he reminded us that if God is the source of all life, then the best way to worship God is to live fully.