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 V

Okay, this is my last post in this series about Christianity in post-modern society, I promise. Well, I promise it is unless I think of something else. You should know that I’m  a seat-0f-the-pants writer and, truthfully, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to say until I actually say it. So, it’s entirely possible that by […]

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 I’m Talking About Pt III

For the last couple of days, I’ve been talking about some aspects of the Christian faith in the post-modern world; notably progressive and emergence Christianity. Of the two, progressive Christianity seems easier to get a handle on, as the emergence end of the conversation is more fluid. Case in point, yesterday, I received an email […]

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, […]

A Changed Man

Yesterday was a pretty good day. The weather was nice, I got spend some unexpected time with Diana and, I got to hang out with my brother from another mother, Hugh Hollowell. It was, for us, a remarkably focused conversation. We both have just the tiniest touch of ADD (each of us combined having the […]

Would Jesus Drop the F-bomb?

Recently, Kimberly Knight wrote that people took issues with some of the language she uses in her “Coming Out Christian” blog on Patheos. The offending post was titled “Washed in His Blood My Ass“. It was bad enough that she used the A-word in a Christian (?) article, but she also had the temerity to question penal substitutionary atonement, which everyone […]

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 […]