Whose Truth?

I don’t write about the Catholic Church much. Not so much because I disagree with them, but because they are outside my frame of reference. I’ve only been to a couple of Catholic services in my life and, as a southerner, that whole hierarchy and papal infallibility thing makes me itch. If I don’t write […]

Seriously? But, Not Literally

I was talking to someone close to me this morning and found out she believes in complementarianism (is that actually a word?). I also found out that while my attitude is “live and let live” with people I don’t know, it is much less so when it comes to people I care about. I do not care […]

Belief and Practice

Last week, in “What Am I Talking About“, I said something about orthodoxy and orthopraxy. What I said exactly was “Progressive Christianity is about how you live (orthopraxy), not what you believe (orthodoxy).” That’s not exactly true. While we place a higher value on how you live than what you believe, we do think what you […]

What Am I Talking About Pt? IV

Continuing with this week’s theme about Christianity in the post-modern world, today we’re discussing emergence/progressive ideas and heresy. When this movement was younger, you heard a lot about this. It seemed like every day, there was a new book, article, podcast, blog post or sermon decrying the views of some emergent leader as heresy. These days, […]

What Am I Talking About Pt. II

In “A Changed Man” I said I wanted to make “this new/old way of looking at Christianity accessible to those that are struggling with “cognitive dissonance” so that they don’t have to go through all the crap I did to get here.” So, what am I talking about? Basically, progressive Christianity, the emerging church and […]

What Am I Talking About?

In “A Changed Man” I said I wanted to make “this new/old way of looking at Christianity accessible to that are struggling with the “cognitive dissonance” I spoke of earlier so that they don’t have to go through all the crap I did to get here.” So, what am I talking about? Basically, progressive Christianity, […]

What it Means

Today is Good Friday. According to Christian belief and tradition, it’s when Jesus was arrested, tried and crucified. It is a day when fundamental and evangelical Christians prepare for Easter Sunday secure in the knowledge that this act paid for their ticket to Heaven. Not so progressive Christians. Well, this progressive Christian; I probably shouldn’t […]

Why a Crucifixion?

Today, I’m participating in one of Tony Jones‘ #progGOD challenges. The question for this round is “Why a Crucifixion?” But, as you, my readers, are intellgent, thoughtful people, you probably figured that out from the title (hey, a little gratuitous sucking up never hurt anyone). Now, there are plenty of people who will tell you […]

It’s a Gift

I have a confession to make: I’m a Nadia Bolz-Weber fanboy. One of the reasons I’m a fan is because she doesn’t look (or act) like a pastor. Six feet tall and tattooed with the ability to put a sailor to shame in the language department, she breaks more than a few stereotypes. But, I […]

Lies My Science Teacher Told Me

Following up yesterday’s post, The Flintstones Bible, I want to talk to you about some of the lies my science teachers told me. I know they’re lies because Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a physician with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry and member of the House Science committee, said so. Last year, speaking at the […]