The Monolithic Conservatism of the American Heartland Is Not So Monolithic!

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 5 2012

There are times when one’s perceptions are challenged and one’s stereotypical prejudices are shattered.  This happened to me in recent days when I fulfilled invitations to speak …

Signs Appear That the Toxic Political Atmosphere in America is Beginning to Lift

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 15 2011

The president has made his dramatic appeal to a joint session of congress for a jobs bill and the Republican House of Representatives leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor …

Political Gridlock and Presidential Politics

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 1 2011

As I watch political gridlock creating recession in the United States, I find myself at a loss for words.  It does not help that I have just finished reading …

Our Political Debate – A National Embarrassment

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 21 2011

Either those who now run the legislative wing of our government are irresponsible and frivolous with this nation’s health and well being or there is something I do not …

Peter J. Gomes, 1942-2011, Preacher Par Excellence

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on April, 28 2011

Both the United States and world Christianity lost one of its more preeminent voices recently with the death of Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at …

Biblical Ignorance in Public Life

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 19 2011

One of the things I look for in my elected representatives in government is that they understand the issues on which they speak with some level of competence. When …

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