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The Dying Church in the First Century

About 2022 years ago a man called Jesus was roaming the countryside of Galilee in Palestine. That’s the first we know about him. Before that, nothing.

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The Cloud of Unknowing, Distilled

God is not an idea to be grasped but a presence to be enjoyed. This is the central message of the 14th-century mystical text The Cloud of Unknowing, which many readers today find less-than-accessible due to the medieval milieu in which it was written.

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The Cross in the Midst of Creation

Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World

The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World links Christian understandings of creation, atonement, and the biblical principalities and powers.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – Book + DVD

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

This is the third and final year of A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum. Year 3 is designed for ages nine through twelve. The Year 3 theme is All Life is Sacred. 

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Two – Book + DVD

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

In A Joyful Path, Year Two, we focused on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to understand the basics of this path, to clarify their own personal beliefs and be able to discuss those with others, while at the same time showing what it means to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Three – Book + PDF

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

This is the third and final year of A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum. Year 3 is designed for ages nine through twelve. The Year 3 theme is All Life is Sacred. 

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Two – Book + PDF

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Year Two focuses on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to understand the basics of this path, to clarify their own personal beliefs and be able to discuss those with others, while at the same time showing what it means to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world.

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A Joyful Path, Children’s Curriculum Year Two – DVD Version

Are you searching for a way to connect children with an authentic spiritual experience that is inter-spiritual, creative and multi-layered?  “A Joyful Path” is truly progressive Christian curriculum that is inclusive, joy-full, compassionate, and intelligent.

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Was Jesus a real person?

Q&A With Dr. Karl Krieg

The entire existence of Jesus is therefore based on a Jewish legend developed by Jewish preachers. Am I missing something?

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year Two – Book Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Year Two focuses on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to understand the basics of this path, to clarify their own personal beliefs and be able to discuss those with others, while at the same time showing what it means to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world.

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year One – Book + PDF

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Compassionate, Intelligent, Inter-Spiritual, Non-Dogmatic

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A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year One – Book Version

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Compassionate, Intelligent, Inter-Spiritual, Non-Dogmatic

read more

A Joyful Path Children’s Curriculum, Year One – Book + DVD

For Classroom and/or Home Schooling

Compassionate, Intelligent, Inter-Spiritual, Non-Dogmatic

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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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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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Do progressives believe in the resurrection?

Q&A With Rev. Irene Monroe

Do progressives believe in the resurrection? Sometimes, without hope in my sins being forgiven, I don’t think I could have emotionally coped.

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Bishop Spong on “What is Faith”

Q&A With Bishop John Shelby Spong

What do we mean by the word “faith?”  People, who would dismiss us as anti-intellectual, ridicule faith with the presumption that it means believing in things that are hard to believe in or believing in things that are contrary to known facts. 

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Orthodox No Longer: Interviews with Seven Nontraditional Believers

Most traditional Christians believe in an all-powerful and all-knowing, loving heavenly father who supernaturally intervenes in the world, who can be experienced directly through prayer, and who performs miracles. My small group of seven unorthodox persons no longer believe in that kind of personal, supernatural, and interventionist God.

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