Charting the New Reformation, Part III – The Twelve Theses

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on December, 17 2015

“Time makes ancient good uncouth.” The poet, James Russell Lowell, who wrote these words, understood the difference between an experience and the way that experience is explained. So important …

On Parting – Never to Meet Again – An Experience of Timelessness

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on August, 12 2013

There are some moments in life when the transcendent is expressed inside the mundane; where the eternal seems to enter the passage of time. They are moments, usually unexpected, …

My Second Great Mentor: David Watt Yates (1904-1967)

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 12 2012

His name was David Watt Yates.  As an Episcopal priest he fought for the integration of the races in North Carolina in the 1940’s!  He was a conscientious objector …