Some ideas of Progressive Christianity...
God is intimately connected with the world – God provides a vision of possibilities for every moment of experience. God’s influence on the world and human life is invitational, relational, and persuasive, rather than unilateral and coercive. God really experiences the creaturely world; God is influenced by everything that happens. God is the “most moved mover,” whose influence on our lives is...
Tebowing – (vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different
Our biggest challenges come when we assume that those who hold world views or...– D. Pagitt
Hold fast my people and sing, through peace and through suffering. It will cost us everything, but true love will endure. Hold fast, like an anchor in the storm. We will not be moved.
The powerful elite are frantically searching for the weapon (ideological, but also, tangible) that will discredit the Occupy movement. But the clarity of the protests, the painful personal stories of dislocation that are the heart of its message, and, most important, the self-discipline, despite police provocation, which has kept these protests nonviolent have advanced the movement and discredited...
Come, the New Jerusalem
We’re coming to the edge, Running on the water, Coming through the fog, Your sons and daughters. Let the river run, Let all the dreamers Wake the nation. Come, the New Jerusalem.
“This is what I think it means. Biblical is a word Christian communities use to describe their hermeneutical strategies. Biblical is a word that is used to describe how a particular faith community reads the bible. What this means is that the word biblical is a sociological label, a way of describing the interpretive strategies of a particular community. Consequently, when a faith...
God doesn’t just hate what you do. He hates who you are! My job is to tell the...– Mark “holy shit, he actually believes this stuff” Driscoll
In the world of Christian scholarship, to read the Bible literally is regarded...
Instead of asking questions, be bolder and question the answers. What answers? …...– Colman McCarthy, co-founder of the D.C.-based Center for Teaching Peace, on how to teach students how to :examine their choices regarding violent reaction versus nonviolent response.” Keep reading … (via utnereader)
God hates you.– Mark Driscoll