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Things That Matter: Part 1 – The Spirituality of Reproductive Freedom

Part 1 looks at “The Spirituality of Reproductive Freedom” with special guests The Rev Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Dr. Sharon Jacob!

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – June 27, 2022

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives as they look at season 3 (New Horizons) of Hulu’s “The Orville.”

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True Freedom

Many people are confused, angry, and worried about the future — while others feel their longest hoped-for political dreams have become reality. The air is full of tension, even on these sunny summer days, and it seems as if the nation has somehow cracked open.

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Evil and the Deadly Sins of the (once) Supreme Court

The very tone of Alito’s document, as one historian has pointed out, is ugly to the core.  There is no attempt to reach out to others or make common ground or even to put out feelings that are positive. 

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Abortion Rights

The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity.

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The Demons of Empire

Today’s text — commonly referred to as “the Gerasene Demoniac” — is from the Gospel of Luke. The miracle story of the exorcism and the pigs appears in Mark, Luke, and Matthew with some variations.

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Changing Your Mind Without Losing Your Faith

Rethinking your faith can be scary. But giving up on what is unbelievable can help to clear the way for the kind of faith that is more believable and ultimately more satisfying. Changing your mind can be a way of saving your faith.

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Remembering to pace and steady ourselves for the long haul

This ruling may seem like a victory to those who have weaponized their faith to limit women’s self-determination, bodily autonomy, privacy rights, agency, and lives. But this ruling is not a victory for anyone; it is a tragedy for everyone.

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Nourishing Endurance

We know now he gave us this meal
to nourish our endurance,

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Fifty Years Later

3rd in Series

Key to my understanding today are some observations about human life. I’ll refer to these later in the discussion about human nature, but a quick summary is in order. Following the Reformers, and adding a touch of neuroscience, it seems to me that we all become egocentric.

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Understanding the story about Lazarus and the rich man

Q&A With Rev. James Burklo

As a progressive Christian, how should one read and understand the story about Lazarus and the rich man?

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – June 20, 2022

Join Caleb and Mark and as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives as they look at Marvel’s first leading Muslim Superhero, “Ms. Marvel.”

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Sacred Sendoffs

An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, and Healing the Planet

Sacred Sendoffs explores human relationships with beloved pets, wild creatures, animal astronauts, marine life, farmed animals, and other sentient beings.

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Jesus Takes A Side

Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel

  Jesus sides with the oppressed. Will you? In a world divided by left and right, red and blue, many Christians have upheld a “third way” approach in pursuit of moderation, harmony, and unity. But if Christians …

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When We Belong: Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins

We need belonging to survive and thrive, but too often the church is an impediment.

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Boston Pride returns to the community

On June 12 was Boston Pop-Up Pride, to the surprise and joy of the throngs of revelers who gathered on Boston Common. When Boston Pride was dismantled last July, a coalition of LGBTQ+ community activists and groups stepped up and got busy.

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Can the Lost Art of Critical Thinking Change the World?

Conversation with Christopher Ocker!

Is critical thinking a lost art? How can we engage thoughtfully with the world around us, engaging our minds and hearts?

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A brief history of Roman Christianity being brought into China

The Apostle’s Creed was brought in with the Roman bible. But not too many people became believers.

The Emperor Wu Zong of Tang Dynasty in 845 AD preferred Buddhism and made all other religions as forbidden.

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