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What is in the Crystal Ball?


Traditional churches have resisted the substantive change necessary to remain relevant in the modern world. There is a huge chasm between the higher biblical criticism and liberation theology of most seminaries and what is actually proclaimed from the pulpits of American churches. This is true, in large part because ministers are afraid of losing their jobs and parishioners want to hold onto the magical thinking that has helped them to cope with the vicissitudes of life.

This message is the final chapter of a new book on progressive faith and practice that strives to hold open a door through which the church can meaningfully move into the 21st century as a prophetic voice for justice and compassion.


Rev. Roger Ray, Christian Community Church, Springfield

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