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  • Why I Became a Christian

    The church of the future must change to help its members develop further along their own spiritual journeys. Seminarians should spend less time studying the Bible, Church history, and Christian theology. Instead, the focus of their training should stress positive child-rearing strategies, meditation in its many forms, and psychological therapy.

  • How the Religious Right Gets It Wrong and What to Do about It

    Whether you identify as a Christian, a follower of Jesus, or something else, one thing is overwhelmingly clear. The world desperately needs positive examples of authentic Christian living.

  • Patriarchy and Jesus

    Patriarchy probably started about 12,000 years ago. If you google the word, there’s a good chance that you will be more confused than before you started.

The Core Values of Progressive Christianity

By calling ourselves Progressive Christians we mean we are Christians who:

1. Believe that following the way and teachings of Jesus can lead to experiencing sacredness, wholeness, and unity of all life, even as we recognize that the Spirit moves in beneficial ways in many faith traditions.

2. Seek community that is inclusive of all people, honoring differences in theological perspective, age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, class, or ability.

3. Strive for peace and justice among all people, knowing that behaving with compassion and selfless love towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe.

4. Embrace the insights of contemporary science and strive to protect the Earth and ensure its integrity and sustainability.

5. Commit to a path of life-long learning, believing there is more value in questioning than in absolutes.

What is Progressive Christianity?

Progressing Spirit is a leading outlet for an intelligent, inclusive, and pioneering exploration of today’s theological, spiritual, and social advancements.
  • Weekly Liturgy: Progressive Music for Worship

Week of February 27, 2024

  • Week of February 27, 2024

    Progressive Music for Worship

    More music and more composers and lyricists! ... Progressive Christian worship music is out there -- but it does take a little searching. Singing together has its own rewards, and church is one of the few remaining venues where we do it regularly. So it’s worth the effort to find music that your particular congregation will find meaningful.

"Only Now" and "Our Earth Needs You" - Two Eco-Hymns

To the tune of Robbie Burns' famous song 'My love is like a red red rose', 'ONLY NOW is an example of eco-lyrics set to famous, beautiful old tunes. Eco-lyrics by Gaia Dance.

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God Loves Everyone the Same

God loves everyone the same, and knows every girl and boy by name. God made every girl and boy to sing and dance and play with joy, sing and dance and play with joy.

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New Progressive Hymns by Bill Flanders

William Flanders makes his progressive hymns available for free on his website.

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