Why I Hate Columbus Day (It’s Not for the Reason You Think)

Tomorrow is Columbus Day.  Like a lot of folk, I never gave the holiday much thought over the years. But I have paid attention of it over the last few years and I've come to dread the day. Tomorrow, when I look at my Facebook or Twitter feed, I will see a number of posts... Continue Reading →

What Does It Mean to Be Prophetic, Part Three

It was two years ago, that I wondered aloud what it meant to be prophetic.  I've heard that phrase a lot in many of the progressive circles I've been in, but I've always wondered if what is called prophetic is nothing more than espousing your ideology and wrapping it up in God-language. What does it... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day

  I personally believe that twenty years from now most churches will welcome gay and lesbian families, will call gay and lesbian people to live lives of faithfulness and sacrificial love in their relationship just as they call heterosexual couples to do, and that they will see the passages on same-sex attraction as reflecting cultural... Continue Reading →

Birth Control And The Sham of Theological Diversity

One of the things that Progressive Christians like to say about themselves is how welcoming and tolerant they are.  Compared to their more conservative cousins, progressives can pride themselves in being able to think for themselves and to have a place where all ideas and beliefs can be shared without fear. Why, your progressive church... Continue Reading →

Why We Don’t Really Want an Answer to the Question “Why God?”

John Stackhouse reflects on the shootings in Newtown: The number one column on the New York Times website right now is Maureen Dowd’s “Why, God?” It features counsel on the problem of evil, in the wake of the Newtown shootings, from a priest friend of hers, Rev. Kevin O’Neil. Amid his admirably kind, gentle, and... Continue Reading →

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