Prejudice: An American Reality and an American Tragedy

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on November, 10 2016

It is time that we as a nation stop pretending and face the facts as they are. The evidence is overwhelming. Despite concentrated efforts to perfume intolerance under code …

Charting a New Reformation, Part XXX – The Ninth Thesis, Ethics (continued)

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on August, 4 2016

We have thus far relativized the mythical claims made for the code by which the people of Israel claimed to live, by noting that even the Bible reveals confusion …

The Passing of Greatness

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 1 2014

On December 9, 2013, 65,000 people braved strong rains to gather in the Olympic Soccer Field in South Africa to pay tribute to a man named Nelson Mandela. They were joined by …

Meditation on Turning 80 in London

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on August, 25 2011

I marked the 80th anniversary of my birth in Green’s Restaurant, Duke Street in London this summer.  What I thought was to be a quiet, romantic …

Why I Value Valentine’s Day and How I Lost my Hat on Broadway

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 17 2011

On February 14, I took my wife to the Valentine concert at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. This concert featured the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the …

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