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Liberal Christians

Books I Wish Someone Would Write

Shayne Looper | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I recently saw an article about books that someone should write. Christian leaders had been interviewed about the kind of books they would like to rea...

Is the Culture War Over?

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Recently, New York Times columnist David Brooks lamented that conservative Christians are losing the culture war. Brooks suggested that conservative Christians shift focus and "nurture stable families." But Brooks is wrong; the culture war isn't over. Conservatives are stuck in a war they can't win.

Is Mister Rogers in Heaven? Fred Rogers and the Faithfulness of God

Michael G. Long | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Michael G. Long

In the deepest recesses of his heart, Fred Rogers was an unabashed universalist who believed that God never gives up on any of us exactly because we are all essentially good, valuable, and lovable: God is the Great Appreciator, and we are the greatly appreciated.

The Problem With Assuming Liberal Christians Hate the Bible

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Liberal Christians aren't liberal in spite of the Bible, but because of it. They don't pursue justice for LGBT people because they haven't read Scripture, but precisely because they have.

A Progressive Christian Asks, 'How Do I Not Hate Most Christians?'

John Shore | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Well,I don't think the problem is that you want no part of the label "Christian." It's that you want no part of the label moron.

Santorum's Wrong: There Is Such a Thing as a 'Liberal' Christian. His Name Was Jesus

Brian Normoyle | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

While many political opportunists cynically pander to an evangelical base by nodding to socially divisive issues they only cursorily believe, I don't doubt the sincerity of Santorum's beliefs or the strength of his convictions.

The Inevitability Of The Rise Of Progressive Christianity

John Shore | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
John Shore

It's typical to think that theology is static and permanent. It's not, though. What's true instead is that theology follows sociology. And slowly but surely we are all becoming members of one big society.

When We Superimpose Our Parents on God

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Jesus doesn't show us a God who is harsh, punishing, aloof, and vindictive. He presents a God possessed of qualities directly contrary to those, a God who loves as God alone can: absolutely, unconditionally, unmitigatedly, freely.

Getting in Front of Jesus: The Politics of Progressive Christianity (Part II)

Brad R. Braxton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad R. Braxton

The story of Jesus might have been different if Joseph and Mary had been sent back to Israel from Egypt because they were considered "undocumented workers," or worse, "illegal aliens."

Getting in Front of Jesus: The Politics of Progressive Christianity (Part I)

Brad R. Braxton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad R. Braxton

I argue for a progressive Christianity that extends the meaning and mission of Jesus into the present and future, rather than promoting an obsession with the past.

Why Conservative Christians So Often Fail the Common Good (Part 2)

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

Why do so many Christians -- especially fundamentalists and evangelicals -- so often fail to discern the themes of peace and justice that are so central to the biblical vision of the kingdom of God?