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a short sermon for inside a *women's prison

I’ve been convinced that the Sermon on the Mount is all about Jesus’ lavish blessing of the people around him on that hillside who his world—like ours—didn’t seem to have much time for: people in pain, people who work for peace instead of profit, people who exercise mercy instead of vengeance.

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On Defeating Trumpism: The Answer Lies in the New Testament

If Jesus were here, he would say it is all about economic justice. That is what so many of his teachings in the New Testament are all about. The prophets echo his plea.

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Christianity Without Dogma

A Personalized Way to Deconstruct Christian Beliefs and Practices

Do you long for a healthy and abundant spiritual life, yet feel disillusioned by how Christianity has become about politics, money, and control?

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Amending the Christian Story

he Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

Why has Christianity been around for a mere 2,000 years when Earth life has abounded for 3.8 billion years and even humans for nearly 300,000 years? What was God doing all this time? And what if humans are not the center of God’s universe?

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Love Your Enemies Within

Let us celebrate this wondrous thing called love.  The kind of love Jesus was talking about in his Sermon on the Mount was agape – unconditional love. 

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The Cross in the Midst of Creation

Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World

The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World links Christian understandings of creation, atonement, and the biblical principalities and powers.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – July 11, 2022

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives as they look at the recently wrapped season 4 of “Stranger Things.”

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The New Matrix

How the World We Live In Impacts Our Thinking About Self and God

The word matrix can bring to mind science fiction images of living in a web of illusion, but my intent here is quite the opposite, not fiction, but reality.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – Book Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

This is the third and final year of A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum. Year 3 is designed for ages nine through twelve. The Year 3 theme is All Life is Sacred. 

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – Book + DVD

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

This is the third and final year of A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum. Year 3 is designed for ages nine through twelve. The Year 3 theme is All Life is Sacred. 

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Two – Book + DVD

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

In A Joyful Path, Year Two, we focused on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to understand the basics of this path, to clarify their own personal beliefs and be able to discuss those with others, while at the same time showing what it means to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – Book + PDF

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

This is the third and final year of A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum. Year 3 is designed for ages nine through twelve. The Year 3 theme is All Life is Sacred. 

read more

A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Two – Book + PDF

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Year Two focuses on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to understand the basics of this path, to clarify their own personal beliefs and be able to discuss those with others, while at the same time showing what it means to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world.

read more

A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – PDF Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Spiritual Curriculum for Young Hearts and Minds

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A Joyful Path, Children’s Curriculum Year Two – DVD Version

Are you searching for a way to connect children with an authentic spiritual experience that is inter-spiritual, creative and multi-layered?  “A Joyful Path” is truly progressive Christian curriculum that is inclusive, joy-full, compassionate, and intelligent.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – DVD Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Spiritual Curriculum for Young Hearts and Minds

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“Anti-Choice is Anti-Christian”

Join Rev. Mark Sandlin, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for his June 26, 2022 sermon on Abortion Rights.

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With Whom Shall We Bargain, If Not “God?”

So, if thoughts and prayers (of petition or intercession) cannot produce any salvific change when uttered to an imagined divine – who for anyone with eyes to see, or ears to hear is too deaf, indifferent or impotent to intercede — then with whom can we bargain, or utter any plea for help?

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