ProgressiveChristianity.org Interview Series – Social Justice

Toni Reynolds, a Union Theological Seminary student and Young Leader in Religion, shares her thoughts on what social justice issue she is being called to work on right now.

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Robin Meyers on What Progressive Christianity is all About

In this short interview, we asked progressive Christian leader, author and activist, Rev. Robin Meyers, What is the most important aspect of progressive Christianity to you?

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Interview with John Shelby Spong – Né d’une femme (Born of a Woman)

By Jeannie Raymond, June 2015

An interview with Bishop John Shelby Spong while on tour in France promoting the French Version of his book “The Birth of Jesus” -” Ne d’une femme” (“Born of a Woman”) Karthala Edition June 2015.

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Matthew Fox Interview with Eric Alexander: Part 2 of 3: What is the Cosmic Christ

This is Part 2 of an interview between Eric Alexander and Matthew Fox. In this clip Eric asks what the word Christ means to Matthew, and whether that answer could reframe what it means to call oneself a Christian, and Matthew offers an insightful response.

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Matthew Fox Interview with Eric Alexander: Part 1 of 3: Finding Peace in Life’s Challenges

This clip was part of a discussion between Eric Alexander and Matthew Fox. In this clip Eric outlines a litany of issues that encompass the human condition and asks Matthew how we might finding peace in the midst of them, and Matthew offers an incredibly insightful response.

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The Weekly: Bishop John Spong [Extended Interview]

Catch Charlie’s complete, full-length interview with Bishop John Spong.

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Can This Woman Make Evangelical Christianity Sane Again?

Rachel Held Evans has been called “the most polarizing woman in Evangelicalism.” She is a New York Times bestselling author of three books and a popular blog in which she wrestles honestly with the cruelties and contradictions in her Christian tradition from the standpoint of a loving insider on a quest to understand God and goodness more deeply. In this interview by Valerie Tarico, Held Evans discusses both the book and her broader faith journey.

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Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction

Under the cover of darkness Monday night, the progressive Christian movement received a strong endorsement. The endorsement was a well funded and concerted smear campaign launched against it; and it was acknowledgement that the progressive movement is indeed progressing.

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Is Prayer a Waste of Time? A discussion between an Atheist and a Progressive Christian

A short and friendly exchange between me and my friend Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist on the topic of prayer. It stems from a recent Facebook post of his where Hemant claims that time spent in prayer is a false sense of accomplishment, and we agreed to discuss it and share the discussion for anyone who might be interested.

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Can Progressive Christianity make a positive difference in the world? – Video

Rev. Gretta Vosper, of The Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity weighs in on our question: Can Progressive Christianity make a positive difference in the world?

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What is Progressive Christianity? With Gretta Vosper

We asked several authors, pastors, theologians, and scholars questions about their beliefs, progressive Christianity, church, Jesus, social activism, spirituality, etc. We received this awesome answer from Gretta Vosper.

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The Muslims We Aren’t Hearing About. Interview with Progressive Muslim Huffington Post writer, Ro Waseem.

I am excited to talk today to Ro Waseem, writer for the Huffington Post and founder of Quranalyze It. Ro is a leading voice for the progressive Muslim movement, and I think many followers of progressive faiths and philosophies around the world would be interested to learn a little bit more about the progressive Muslim movement; especially given our common appreciation of interfaith ecumenism, as well as the challenges our world is currently facing.

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Survey Results from Over 500 Progressive Christians, on Beliefs and Backgrounds

Have you ever wondered what others in the progressive Christian community think about various theological issues? Or what types of demographice they fall into? Well I did, and I went out and asked a bunch of people who self identified as progressive Christians. The results have been both interesting and enlightening, and below is a roll up of the results for everyone’s interest across the progressive Christian community, I hope you enjoy!

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Eric Alexander Asks Four Key Questions to Defrocked Pastor Frank Schaefer about LGBTQ’s and the Church

  I recently had an opportunity to catch up with Frank Schaefer, who is the prolific United Methodist pastor who was very publicly defrocked (fired and stripped of his credentials) for officiating the wedding ceremony of his gay son. …

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WWJO (What Would Jesus Occupy) An interview with Professor Paul Nemecek about Jesus and Socio-Economics

Today I welcome Paul Nemecek to discuss Jesus and socio-economics. Paul is a social activist and a Professor of Sociology. He possesses a deep understanding and wisdom about some of the most impactful socio-economic issues, and I thought it would be a real treat to extend some of that insight to the wider Christian community, in order to foster some interesting and constructive conversation.

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Eric Alexander Interviews The Friendly Atheist About Similarities and Differences Between Atheists and Progressive Christians

Hemant Mehta is one of the most well-known atheist bloggers (The Friendly Atheist) in America.

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The Future is Calling Us to Greatness- Online Conference on Science, Inspiration and Sustainability

A worldwide movement is emerging at the nexus of science, inspiration, and sustainability. Beliefs are secondary. What unites us is a pool of shared values and commitments—and the vision of a just and healthy future for humanity and the larger body of life. This historic series of 30-60 minute Skype interviews showcases the work of many of today’s leaders and luminaries regarding what to expect in the decades ahead, what’s being done—what still needs to be done—and how to be in action despite enormous challenges. These 55 experts represent a veritable Who’s Who of prophetic inspiration.

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Exclusive Interview with Ben Corey: Discussing The Wide Spectrum of Progressive Christianity, and more…

An insightful discussion with Eric Alexander of ProgressiveChristianity.org and popular progressive Christian blogger and author Benjamin Corey about the state of progressive Christianity, Jesus as the only way, how the Emergent Church movement fits into progressive Christianity, defining sin (and original sin), and what exactly Ben’s got strapped around his chest in his blog’s profile picture.

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