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“Martin Luther King, Jr., APRIL 4, 1968”

By Gwendolyn Brooks

His Dream still wishes to anoint
the barricades of faith and of control.

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Dr. King on the Failures of Religion

Dr. Martin Luther King, whose Feast Day we celebrate today, had his criticism of church and religion.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – January 9, 2023

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of the Netflix’s smash hit, “Wednesday.”

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Pope Benedict XVI’s era of LGBTQ+ bashing comes to an end

Sadly Benedicts’ anti-modernity views on AIDS and women’s role within the Catholic Church hierarchy were both retro, reckless, and spiritually abusive. For example, he stuck by his no condoms even in an age of AIDS.

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UNenlightenment: A Theological Foundation for Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Christian Faith

Do you desire more from your faith than what you learned in Sunday School? Do you find yourself asking questions about Christianity and feeling unsatisfied with the answers?

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Giving Christianity Back to Agape Love

A New Paradigm for Being Church Together

How could a church that has been plagued by anti-Semitism, the killing of the Crusades, and the violence of the Inquisition (to name a few) be redeemed of these evils? Quite simply, it has always returned to Jesus.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 15

What Lies Ahead?

As the years moved along, this answer seemed less and less adequate in the face of undeserved suffering in the world, the epitome of which is the baby born into the world, experiences extreme pain, and dies after one day.

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What Say You?

A Puzzle for the Christmas Season

Christmas presents us with an intersection of religious and secular stories that come from and come with a mixed bag of fact and fiction

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Fifty Years Later – Part 14

What and Why is The Church?

Fifty years ago, one prominent topic of conversation in the churches was the ecumenical movement, trying to determine what the various bodies had in common.

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All Our Griefs to Bear: Responding with Resilience after Collective Trauma

Church and Christian community look a lot different than they did before the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, racial trauma, and economic uncertainty revealed difficult truths about the wounds we carry. The damage caused by trauma is deep and affects every part of our lives together.

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Upside-Down Apocalypse: Grounding Revelation in the Gospel of Peace

  A peacemaker’s guide to the book of Revelation The book of Revelation—which deals on a cosmic scale with good and evil, politics and empire, community and eternity—has intrigued and frustrated readers since it was written. How …

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The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism

A Call to Action (Religion in the Modern World)

In this book, Carter Heyward shows how American Christians have played a major role in building and securing structures of injustice in American life. She contends that, especially since the end of World War Two, American Christianity too often has been coopted by a white Christian nationalist agenda.

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Parable of the Internet

Institutional religion has become vestigial enroute to extinction, having largely become a “non-prophet” organization.

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Fifty Year Later – Part 12

What Am I To Do?

What a person does, the content of one’s act depends on how one analyzes the situation, that is, the method by which one decides.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 11

What is a Christian?

If you ask this question, the most likely answer you will get, is that a Christian is a person who accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior, this being the most likely answer both fifty years ago and also today.

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If It Didn’t Happen, Why Is It in My Holy Book?

A Challenge for Progressive Christian Religious Education

Bishop John Shelby Spong did an invaluable service to the advancement of a progressive Christian movement by demonstrating, in numerous popular books, that a literal interpretation of the Bible is not tenable.

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Christianity Reformed

Jesus was out to reform society—to change the way humans treat one another during their earthly journey. 

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – October 24, 2022

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s debut entry into the DC Universe: “Black Adam”

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