Bishop John Shelby Spong
June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021

Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology.
We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed!

Openness to Change

Change is a challenge at any age in almost any context.  Human nature seems to prefer the known, the predictable.  Churches, as we know, are no exception!  The irony is that religion is in a constant state of change, as it interacts with culture and the times, and old words acquire fresh interpretations.  You can spend your energy putting up resistance to change, or you can heed the wisdom of Socrates, who said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”