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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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Why I Support the Ukrainian War Effort: The Workings of Whisper Ethics

One must always act with a sense of humility and respect for the views of others which may be different. Our hope is that, over time, in the words of Martin Luther King “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” If Dr. King is correct, the sensations of love and goodness from God will win out in the long run.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – September 5, 2022

Join Caleb and Mark as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives as they look at Disney+’s newest entry into their Marvel lineup, the half-hour sitcom “She-Hulk.”

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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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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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#Moonshine Jesus Show – March 21, 2022

Pour yourself a drink and join us for good times as we talk about pop culture, theology, and politics from progressive Christian perspective.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show

Live streaming Mondays at 4:30 p.m. EST

The podcast will be hosted by our Co-Executive Directors Mark Sandlin and Caleb Lines.  The Moonshine Jesus Show brings Progressive Christian perspectives on pop culture, theology, and politics while having a lot of fun.  We hope that this will be an entertaining, yet meaningful way to deepen your Progressive Christian journey!

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Measuring the Evil of “the Big Lie”

In John 8, Jesus observes that when you know the truth, “the truth will make you free.”  In the Bible, truth-telling is an important matter.  Indeed, the commandment truth of the ninth commandment spells this out for us: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”.

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Interview with Robert O’Sullivan on William Blake

KCIW radio host Lee Tuley interviews Robert O’Sullivan about the life and works of William Blake.

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MLK’s Favorite Hymn, “Precious Lord”

A remarkable circa 1990 recording of Martin Luther King’s favorite gospel hymn, “Precious Lord,” has been posted on YouTube, accompanied with visuals and quotations from the Civil Rights Era

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More than a vision: A vision also demands accountability

Very little of the 19th century theology and practice, designed precisely for coexisting comfortably with slavery and segregation, has been reformed. From colonial America on, white Christians have literally built – architecturally, culturally and theologically – white supremacy into an American Christianity that held an a priori commitment to slavery and segregation.

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Thanksgiving

The battle for the soul of America rages on, now focusing on Thanksgiving. On the one hand are those who offer the image of peace and harmony between Europeans and Indigenous people, on the other those who remind us of the savagery of the Europeans as they sought to exterminate the inhabitants of the land. Which is it?

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Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Essential Words on Life, Death, Faith, Politics, Love, and Giving a Damn

This expansive, like-hearted community transcends race, orientation, gender, religious tradition, political affiliation, and nation of origin—and finds its affinity in the deeper place of our shared humanity, which is the True North of his writing. This collection lovingly pulls together some of John’s most widely-read and most beloved essays on faith, politics, grief, and the elemental parts of being human.

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The Subversion of Jesus by the Rich and Powerful, Part Two: The Crucifixion

The wealthy have always been in control. They are today, they were when Jesus walked the planet. He tried a revolution, but the wealthy commandeered the theology and killed the revolution.

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Renounce Father Serra

I have been a docent at the Mission San Juan Capistrano in California since 1991. I conduct walking tours for fourth graders studying Californian history and adults who want to see this well-preserved historic landmark, which was built in 1776. I also give special tours explaining the mission’s collection of religious art.

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AME Church statement on Democratic VP nominee Senator Kamala Harris

  “This is the Day that the Lord has Made” In May 2020, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden committed to adding a woman to his ticket. Throughout the summer, Biden has been encouraged to select a …

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Preachin’ to the Chickens: Remembering John Lewis

In Remembrance: Growing up the son of an Alabama sharecropper, John Lewis practiced preaching to the chickens; from whence he clearly developed his oratorical style. He matured and went on to devote a lifetime of service as the “conscience” of the Congress; often preaching, as it were, to a flock of chickens of another sort. But this time with a calmer, constant, steady and unwavering voice.

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What it means to defund the police

Whenever we are engaging difficult issues in a complex and multicultural world, vocabulary and language can either help us understand one another — even in our disagreement — or fail us, and add to misunderstandings. When it comes to the issue of “re-imagining” policing or “defunding” police forces, language is failing us.

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