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Some Practices to Prepare for Facing Evil

We continue our meditations on Evil and Hatred.  To go deeper, to face these realities, we must become stronger.  How do we do that?

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An Apology

  An overdue apology from organized religion. We lied. Those of us who work in organized religion lied to you. We also might have shamed you. Some members of the clergy might have even physically abused you. …

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What Really Happened at Pentecost

Many of us are aware that Pentecost ranks among our greatest feasts in the liturgical calendar. Still, few Christians, including clergy, comprehend the in-depth meaning of the events of Acts 2: 1-13.

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Uncommon Ground, A Two-Segment Program

Our program Uncommon Ground, which re-tells an amazing chapter of recent American history when people on opposite sides of the abortion debate actually became friends

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – May 23, 2022

Join Caleb and Mark as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of latest Paramount+ addition to their seemingly ever-increasing Star Trek lineup: “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.”

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Book Review: “White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America

In the violent dusk of the Trump presidency, a staggering reversion in American demographics took place, or rather was revealed: white Mainline Christians, for the first time in decades, outnumbered evangelicals in a recent survey.

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Book Review: God Can’t by Thomas Jay Oord

If God is love, then suffering and evil aren’t God’s fault.  Love attracts but doesn’t force, doesn’t compel.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show

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

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Journey of the Universe: 10 Years Later Podcast

Episode 3 ~ Tiokasin Ghosthorse

An award-winning musician and activist on behalf of Indigenous peoples, Tiokasin is the Founder, Host, and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio.”

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Above All, Love

The other day I was talking with a friend and jokingly he said, “Well you know, sometimes love lives in the hallway cupboard, in the dark.” We both chuckled for a moment, as we thought about the people who are hard to love and the times you just can’t summon the requisite “love” needed for the moment.

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When Engaged Buddhist Thich Nhat Hahn and Prophetic Christians Agreed on Peace and Justice

  The recent death of “Engaged” Buddhist Thich Nhat Hahn has prompted new looks at his remarkable relationship with “prophetic” (proto-progressive?) Christians Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan and others that helped shape MLK’s dramatic …

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The Human Calling: Three Thousand Years of Eastern and Western Philosophical History

The Human Calling is a vigorously researched and profoundly spiritual narrative history of the world’s religious movements as they relate to society’s collective understanding of the duties they have to fellow people and looks ahead to what lessons from history can be applied as people navigate a technological age.

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Revisiting Marcus Borg – 3 Podcasts Episodes from Faith and Reason

Does Christianity Have a Future? – 3 Podcasts with Deborah and David Dykes from Faith and Reason. 

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Why Meditate? A Review of Mindful Christianity by Jim Burklo

Burklo’s book refocuses Christianity away from doctrine and belief to knowing God through mindful practice and the compassionate action that follows from an enlarged perspective.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show

Join Caleb and Mark as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their progressive Christian perspectives in considering the the MCU’s latest hit movie, “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.” It’s a pretty good bet that they’ll be geeking out hard about this one and bringing some perspectives to it that you may not have considered.

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What does salvation mean in Progressive Christianity?

Q&A WIth Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers

Growing up and attending a southern Baptist church, I was constantly aware of the term salvation. I am now, thankfully, attending a more progressive and open minded church (PCUSA), but still hear this word. I have never been comfortable with this term and would like to know how you see salvation and what it actually means in progressive Christianity.

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Jesus and the Midrashic Method

In his important book, “Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes”, John Shelby Spong pointed out that the followers of Jesus who wrote about his life were all Jews

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The Urgent Question for Today: Why Do We Let Evil Prosper?

Our Current Situation. We live in a time in which the possibilities for evil are multiplying as fast and possibly faster than the good being accomplished by our innovations.

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