Shall We Still Pray? – Sermon Video

Soren Kierkegaard has said that prayer does not change the One to Whom we pray but it changes the one who prays. If we accept that prayer is not asking a supernatural theistic god to grant us wishes, how then do we pray so that it changes us?

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Discover a New Faith – Energy for a Better Life

Francis Macnab has been teaching the place of Faith in psychology and theology, in health and growth for decades. He claims that the churches have lost vast numbers of people because their Old Faith has lost empathy and relevance in the 21st Century. He advocates the need for a New Faith.

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Evolving or Not

A significant number of scholars and commentators are celebrating the dying of what they believe has been and remains a detrimental institution for our society. They often point to the absence of religion in Europe. They note how those countries have aggressively built public institutions for the support of their citizens in need. In some ways, one could argue they have become more Christian in their public actions than the United States.

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Naked in Church

I have many “naked” dreams, easily explained because I sleep in the buff. That may be T.M.I., but it lessens attempts to over-psychologize these dreams, though much could be made of an introvert having such dreams! Of course, I have dreams about being naked in church as well. And it always seems normal and I am unashamed, but sometimes think perhaps I should be, because I am the only one in the nude.

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Where Will the Church Go Next?

I offer that the literal interpretation of this story, being a myth, represents an interpretation of a truth that constitutes one of the most powerful paradigms in history since it is the foundation of the entire Muslim and Judeo-Christian religions. And Paul’s allegorical interpretation (another myth) obliterates God’s justification for the existence of the Muslim religion – a monumental feat. So, which myth deserves to exist? Only the one that serves as a long-term bond to a civilization, which both do. Yet Paul’s myth interpretation of the Muslim faith did not take, while the Muslim myth did.

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Prostitutes, Virgins and Mothers: Questioning Teachings About Biblical Women

Available for Pre-Order An appreciation for the voices of biblical women that contrast long-held beliefs about their role and value, this book provides a framework for women to use their life experiences, intellect, and faith to question …

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Sharing The Light: Progressive, Positive, Practical Spirituality FAQs

Sharing the Light is an Internet talk show where Reverends Durrell Watkins, Robert Griffin, and others discuss theological questions of interest to our community.

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Sharing the Light 5: What is Progressive Christianity

Sharing the Light is an Internet talk show where Reverends Durrell Watkins and Robert Griffin discuss theological questions of interest to our community.

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Controversial retired bishop John Spong on religion- Allan Gregg in Conversation

Controversial retired American bishop John Spong on his latest book “Jesus for the Non Religious” on Allan Gregg In Conversation
Canadian pollster and media pundit Allan Gregg welcomes prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers to discuss an eclectic mix of topics. From evolutionary paleontology to what drives a city’s prosperity, Allan Gregg brings more to his interviews than a mere list of questions; he also brings a wealth of experience and boundless curiosity.

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Monthly eBulletin- Expressing our Gratitude for Progressive Christians Everywhere and Progressive Faith Communities!

In this time of reflection and gratitude, we want to take this opportunity to tell you how thankful we are for you- your support, your interest, and the path that you dare to walk.

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God Says Different Things to Different People: A Midrash on St.Paul – Sermon Video

The sermon is based on a performance of the lectionary reading from Galatians and other central texts that tell the story of Paul in his own words: Galatians 1:1-17; 2Corinthians 12:1-12; and 1Cornthians 15:1-11 with short quotes from other letters as well. As this Early Christian practice was supposed to be unscripted and is mostly based on Paul’s own words, there is no written version of the sermon on the website. You are invited to watch the video recording of the performance.

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Honest Prayer, Part 1 and 2 — John Shelby Spong- Video

Bishop Spong shares an early experience in ministry that helped redefine his understanding of the practice of prayer.

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