Proclaiming Pronounced Progress in the Progressive Church Family!

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on May, 23 2024

For decades, the United Methodist Church has been a notable outlier. With 7 million members in the U.S., the UMC is the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination and is by all accounts quite liberal and progressive on most matters – except for the matters concerning homosexuality.

Zombie Apocalypse and A Call to Authentic Christianity

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on February, 8 2024

A prominent theme of U.S. American pop culture over the past decade has been fascination with a “zombie apocalypse.”

Holy Lands and Sacred Cows

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on October, 26 2023

I write this essay at the start of the most recent round of intense violence in a location on the planet that many Christians refer to as “The Holy Land.” At least during this week, that land is anything but holy. I visited Israel and the Palestinian-controlled reservations within it in November 1995.

All Hands on Deck

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on August, 10 2023

Folks, this is serious stuff. In fact, managing human-aggravated global warming and climate change is the single most important moral matter of our generation.

Progressive Christianity & Psychedelics

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on May, 4 2023

There. I said it. I know I’m not the first, and I surely won’t be the last. It’s time to embrace and promote. My way of proclaiming the good news of psychedelic plant medicines as part of our salvation and healing is writing.

All-Loving – A Better Doctrine

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on January, 19 2023

“Good orthodoxy leads to good orthopraxy” is a common aphorism wielded among conservative evangelical and fundamentalist Christians. It’s frequently worded in a more aggressive manner: “without proper orthodoxy, there can be no proper Christian discipleship.”

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.

Lectio Writ LARGE!

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on July, 7 2022

I write this essay in the wake of a slate of recent rulings by the US Supreme Court that many progressive Christians, and progressive persons in general, find most troubling.

A Time of Theological Déjà vu?

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on February, 10 2022

There are certain dynamics taking place today that may remind us of dynamics that took place early in the last century. I suggest that pondering such similarities is not only warranted – but needed.

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.