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Why Meditate? A Review of Mindful Christianity by Jim Burklo

Burklo’s book refocuses Christianity away from doctrine and belief to knowing God through mindful practice and the compassionate action that follows from an enlarged perspective.

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G.O.D.

We live in a world characterised as ‘fragmented’. It isn’t fragmented. It’s diverse. If we ecologically pattern our thinking, we reframe it, and that applies to science and scientific thinking too.

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From Progressing Spirit: The Religious Question — and the Human Question

If Jesus was right when he said, in his inaugural address (as found in Luke 4), that the Spirit of God’s agenda is to help the oppressed, the weak, the broken-hearted, those with (in Thurman’s words) their backs against the wall, then no wonder many people are struggling with their religious identity.

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Christ Path Seminar

A previously recorded live event exploring Creation Spirituality and Sacred Activism hosted by Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey. Enjoy over 10-hours of dialogue from Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey and BONUS FOOTAGE from Joanna Macy and Bruce Chilton.

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I Love the Church, I Hate the Church: Paradox or Contradiction?

Bob LaRochelle has had a lot of experience with different churches. Raised a Roman Catholic, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon in that church. After a period of intense soul-searching, he left the Catholic Church and embarked on a career in ordained Protestant ministry.

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Jesus, Political Martyr

Sermon on April 10, 2022

Sermon by: Rev. Mark Sandlin
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

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Matthew Fox: Essential Writings on Creation Spirituality

Selected with an Introduction by Charles Burack

In his Introduction to Matthew Fox, Dr. Burack recounts the life and influences that helped form Fox’s outlook and spirituality, from the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart to 20th century Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The book then presents selections from all Fox’s major works.

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A Long Journey

As I reflect on my journey with Jesus, My commitment to follow him has grown, but one particular teaching impressed upon me in my youth and perpetuated by the church ever since has restricted me.  I have come to the conviction that teaching that “the Bible is the Word of God and truthful in all its writings” has served as a roadblock to prevent the church from becoming the culture changing force which Jesus imagined.   

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What I Have Come To Believe

From conservative evangelical to theological liberal, the spiritual journey of retired South Carolina United Methodist pastor the Rev. Arthur H. Holt has evolved over the years. Here, Holt explores his theology, reflecting on everything from abortion, science, sexuality, and the End Times to sin, the spirit, and the Bible.

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As War Rages, this Lent is NOT the time for Fasting! – Spring Forth

    In the wilderness of these days, I find myself tempted to retreat from the world around me. The pandemic has trained me too well in the arts of isolation. Hunkering down in the safety of my …

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New Living Spiritual Center

YOU ARE THE LIGHT!
Experience Transformational Spirituality and Discover the Divine Within

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – February 28, 2022

On this episode Mark and Caleb journey into the MCU with a look at “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Tune in for their progressive Christian insights about the movie.

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White Christian Nationalism and the Dark Side of Dopamine

If people can be helped to understand that the god they profess is not the God of Jesus, that no man is the messiah, and that God blesses all people, not just America, then perhaps WCN can be overcome. The church has a job to do, and that quite simply is to speak truth to perversion.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – February 21, 2022

Pour yourself a drink and join us for good times as we talk about pop culture, theology, and politics from progressive Christian perspective.

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Filled to Be Emptied: The Path to Liberation for Privileged People

Through a combination of in-depth Bible study and social analysis, Filled to Be Emptied invites readers to explore the hymn verse by verse and see Jesus’ self-emptying example as a model for privileged people to see their advantages not “as something to be exploited” but as something to be laid aside to seek the good of others.

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Fight Like Jesus

How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy Week

Throughout Holy Week, two competing approaches to peacemaking collide. What if we’ve embraced the wrong one? At the start of Holy Week, tears streamed down Jesus’ face as he cried out, “If only you knew the things …

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – February 14, 2022

Pour yourself a drink and join us for good times as we talk about pop culture, theology, and politics from progressive Christian perspective. 

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On the Need to Build People Better

I have always believed the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament were quite clear. He calls for an inclusive society with a focus on nonviolent means for resolving conflict. He demonstrates a passionate concern for social and economic justice.

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