With thousands of subscribers around the globe, Progressing Spirit is the world’s leading outlet for an intelligent, inclusive, and pioneering exploration of today’s theological, spiritual, and social advancements.
On a weekly basis, Progressing Spirit challenges some of the world’s top thinkers to offer their best insights about what’s happening on the leading edge. Our commitment to subscribers is to continually deliver fresh, cutting edge, interesting, and thought provoking commentaries that you will find inspiring, insightful, and sometimes even challenging.
Whether it’s about what will happen with the currently declining Church, what new models of intentional spiritual community may look like, or how we take part in the quest for equality and inclusivity; these conversations and many more are deeply explored by best selling authors, social leaders, and cutting edge innovators. We look forward to having you in the conversation.
Plus, every week we include a Bishop John Shelby Spong Essay from his Archives that you will have unlimited access to with your subscription.
For only $3 a month you will receive our weekly publication offering a rotation of contributors and topics, including access to a variety of innovative forums and resources.
Founded in 1991, Bishop John Shelby Spong began offering a subscription-based publication to a growing audience of those who sought out his lecturers and his best-selling books. Upon Bishop Spong’s retirement in 2017, that audience was spread around the globe and Progressing Spirit was borne as an innovative next step – not to simply find one other scholar like Bishop Spong, but instead to recruit a host of leading thinkers who could amplify ideas and insights about our progressing social, theological, and spiritual world.
Best selling authors, social leaders, and cutting edge innovators – our contributors bring diverse perspectives to the growing conversation around the idea of Progressive Christianity. Inspiring, insightful, and sometimes even challenging, these unique voices come from the pulpits, academies, and front lines around the world.
Rev. Jim Burklo
Rev. Jim Burklo is the Senior Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at the University of Southern California
Social psychologist, public theologian, author, and speaker on race, reconciliation and conflict
Native American Christian author and speaker on faith and justice for Indigenous peoples.
Aurelia Dávila Pratt
Aurelia is the Lead Pastor and founder of Peace of Christ Church and is a licensed Master of Social Work
Dr. John Dorhauer
General Minister and President of United Church of Christ
Evolutionary myth-maker, eco-theologian, and pro-future evangelist. Book: Thank God for Evolution
Poet, writer and editor of nonfiction books on the history of religion. US-UK Fulbright scholar
David M. Felten
Edgy and humorous pastor, author, speaker, co-creator of Living the Questions, and co-founder of Catalyst Arizona