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    • University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/United Church of Christ, San Diego
    • Rev. Caleb J. Lines is senior minister at University Christian Church in San Diego, California. He serves on the Board of ProgressiveChristianity.org

      Caleb grew up in Missouri and is a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has a passion for pursuing social justice for the marginalized, demonstrating the Good News of God's radically inclusive love, and proclaiming a relevant message for today's ever-changing world.

      Caleb’s views on the intersection of religion and public life have been featured in diverse publications, such as The Nation Magazine, Disciples News Service, Chalice Press, The Christian Left, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, The Center for Prophetic Imagination, and Sojourners. He currently serves on the national board of Jubilee USA Network.

      Before coming to UCC, Caleb served churches and nonprofits in Missouri, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.

      You can visit his website here: https://calebjlines.com/

      Doctor of Ministry – Duke Divinity School, in progress
      Master of Sacred Theology – Yale Divinity School
      Master of Divinity – Yale Divinity School
      Bachelor of Arts – Missouri State University

Reproductive Rights Sunday

Join Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines for the highlights from his Sunday service on Reproductive Rights on June 26th, 2022!

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Palm Sunday Service

Sermon by: Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines
University Christian Church

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Indigenous Peoples Service

Join Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines of  University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/United Church of Christ, San Diego as he sits down with an indigenous leader to talk about sacred dance in indigenous traditions.

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Sermon: “Subversive Living”

Take a few moments and listen to Rev. Dr. Caleb J Lines talk about how the Gospel calls for subversively living.

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The Great Digital Commission

Embracing Social Media for Church Growth and Transformation

Attendance in US churches continues to sharply decline. As church leaders struggle to identify both root causes and possible responses, they often feel a sense of despair… but there is hope!

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Choose Your Parade: The 8th Point of Progressive Christianity

On Palm Sunday, there were two parades: one representing oppressive Roman Imperial Theology and one representing the compassion and selfless love of the Reign of God. Join Co-Executive Director of ProgressiveChristianity.org Rev. Dr. Caleb J Lines as he talks about the 8th Point of Progressive Christianity in relation to Palm Sunday.

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Sermon on Point 7 of Progressive Christianity: Protecting the Earth

Exploiting the earth manifests in a number of ways including environmental racism. Listen to Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines discuss Point 7 of Progressive Christianity: protecting and restoring the integrity of the Earth.

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Statement on Recent LBGTQ+ Discrimination

In light of several state efforts to deny gender affirming care and the Catholic Church’s pronouncement against marriage this week, take a moment and listen to Co-Executive Director Rev. Dr. Caleb J Lines explain why God loves and affirms all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Sermon: Peace & Justice – The 6th Point of Progressive Christianity

We cannot follow Jesus without pursuing peace and justice. Period.
Listen to Co-Executive Director Rev. Dr. Caleb J Lines discuss the extreme importance of the 6th Point of ProgressiveChristianity.org’s 8 Points of Progressive Christianity.

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What is a Progressive Christian? The 5th Point of Progressive Christianity.

  What does it mean to be a Progressive Christian? Listen to ProgressiveChristianity.org Co-Executive Director Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines examine the 8 Points of Progressive Christianity throughout Lent, continuing with Point 5.     Rev. Caleb …

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What is a Progressive Christian? The 1st and 2nd Points of Progressive Christianity.

What does it mean to be a Progressive Christian? Listen to Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines examine the 8 Points of Progressive Christianity throughout Lent, beginning with Points 1 & 2.

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Video: Keep Politics in the Pulpit

A statement on why the Bible isn’t partisan but is inherently political.

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“Fasting in the Streets: A Call to Racial Justice” Sermon

Rev. Caleb J. Lines is senior minister at University Christian Church in San Diego, California. He serves on the Board of ProgressiveChristianity.org

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Sermon Video: Social Distancing with Jesus

  Sermon with Rev. Caleb J. Lines, University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) UCC San Diego Children Worship & Wonder Story – Marshala Salgado-Solorio Scripture Reading – Luke 4:1-13 – Tim Stigers   Rev. Caleb J. Lines …

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Churches Social Media Toolkit

Created by Rev. Caleb J. Lines

It is extremely unfortunate that the coronavirus is negatively impacting so many (especially those who are elderly or living in poverty) and disrupting our day-to-day lives, however, one valuable insight that may result from this disastrous virus is congregational awareness about the necessity of technology.

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Saved By A Dream

Rev. Lines names the immaculate conception as “bad theology” and discusses the power of choosing to love.

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God of the Living

Sermon Video: Scripture Reading – Luke 10:1-11 – Allysene Watson

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