In Praise of Thanks

Column by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox on November, 24 2022

Thanksgiving 2022.  There is much to be grateful for; and much to be concerned about. 

Losing My Place in the Winner’s Inner Circle

Column by Brian McLaren on November, 17 2022

Mainline Protestants were part of America’s most successful form of Christianity until the tide began to turn in the late sixties and early seventies, and now, they are no longer the successful majority.

Time To Take A Stand

Column by Rev. Jim Burklo on November, 3 2022

The Big Lie has settled the question of whether or not politics belongs in the pulpits of progressive churches in America.  We’ve got no choice but to speak out and take a stand for the Democrats because the Republican Party has devolved into a cabal that is undermining the institutions upon which our religious freedom depends. 

Creating Community from the Stuff of Ecclesial Practices?

Column by Rev. Gretta Vosper on October, 27 2022

As I write this, 2022 is in its final quarter providing an opportunity to reflect on the tenth anniversary of the worst year of my life. And one of the best. Reviewing our lives is always complicated, isn’t it? Let me share with you.

The Reconciliations of Autumn

Column by Rev. Lauren Van Ham on October, 20 2022

In the Northern hemisphere, we are in the season of Fall and harvest.  It is also the time when a number of cultures and traditions encourage communion with our benevolent ancestors, saints, and spiritual teachers.

The Jig Is Up

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on October, 6 2022

What such people meant by this is that they feared that the era of privilege and power for straight, white, wealthy, capitalist men might soon pass unless it becomes vigorously defended.

Christ Heart: Awakening As Holy Mystery – Part 3

Column by Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D. on September, 22 2022

Living with Holy Mystery is the spiritual schooling of the soul. The method of the schooling is the spiritual practices that teach us how to become embodiments of the Source: meditation; spiritual exploration; breath, body, and movement; and liturgy.

The Great Reversion

Column by Support - Progressing Spirit on September, 8 2022

You’ve heard it said again and again- “We’re living in unprecedented times”. There’s extreme polarization, increased bigotry, emboldened racists, and virtual mobs seeking to cancel those who don’t align perfectly with the new orthodoxies of whichever side of the aisle you identify with

“OK, Guru-boy. If There’s No Original Sin and Hell, Why Be a Christian?”

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on September, 1 2022

Earlier this summer, I was called out as a heretic and accused of “sitting on Satan’s lap” courtesy of the Institute for Religion and Democracy (the fundamentalist think tank behind the schisms of many of our mainline denominations).

Preaching a Partisan Gospel

Column by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers on August, 25 2022

I very much appreciated Brian McLaren’s recent column, Thanks Presiding Bishop Curry, and his thoughtful exploration of the bishop’s advice to find a voice that is non-partisan, and why this is easier said than done.