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Process-Relational Panentheism Diagram

Process-Relational Panentheism Diagram | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Recently I was attempting to discern the differences between a generic panentheism and a Whiteheadian, process-relational panentheism (as I understand it). I kept coming across little diagram
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Standing With Israel: how bad theology duped us into supporting terrorism and oppression

Standing With Israel: how bad theology duped us into supporting terrorism and oppression | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Not many days go by without seeing some sort of “Stand with Israel” image pop up into my Facebook news feed. And, each time it does, my heart grieves over the fact that so many of my fellow Christians have been taken in by this new and dangerous theology, and in so duped into supporting [Read More...]
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Understanding The Span Of The Progressive Christian Label

Understanding The Span Of The Progressive Christian Label | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Last week I wrote two back-to-back posts dealing with Christian labels, and how there are things about both the Evangelical and Progressive Christian label that I have a hard time with (I guess this post makes it a series on labels), though I love and identify with much from both groups. Both articles generated good [Read More...]
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5 Areas Where Progressive Christian Culture Completely Loses Me

5 Areas Where Progressive Christian Culture Completely Loses Me | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
I’m obviously known as a “Progressive Christian.” While I am not a fan of labels, I don’t mind having this one assigned to me because it’s a big tent and there’s room for me here. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m always on board with what other progressive thinkers are saying or affirming– there are [Read More...]
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History Will Judge Today's Christians According to These 4 Questions

History Will Judge Today's Christians According to These 4 Questions | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Here are four moral questions facing today’s Christians:
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The Secret of Christianity – The Mission

The Secret of Christianity – The Mission | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
In it, the hero (Robert Langdon) and heroine (Sophie Neveu) uncover a secret the Catholic Church has been covering up. The secret? That Jesus and Mary Magdalene were husband and wife, and had…
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Does the Bible Matter? Progressive Christians and Scripture

Does the Bible Matter? Progressive Christians and Scripture | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
To neglect the Bible because of the negative associations generated by the common Christianity of the recent past and present would be to abandon our heritage and to deprive ourselves of its riches and power as one of the world’s great wisdom traditions.
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Clobbering "Biblical" Gay Bashing - The God Article with Mark Sandlin

Clobbering "Biblical" Gay Bashing - The God Article with Mark Sandlin | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
by Mark Sandlin This is a bit long for a blog post, but some may find it to be a helpful resource. I wrote the piece for another project and it just wasn’t a good fit. Honestly, if you are well read on the issue of the Bible and its take on homosexuality (or lack [Read More...]
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Is Evangelicalism Now Just Right-Wing Politics in Religious Garb? - Unsystematic Theology

Is Evangelicalism Now Just Right-Wing Politics in Religious Garb? - Unsystematic Theology | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
For those of you brave souls, crying out in the wilderness, who still want to reclaim white evangelicalism from the “Trumpism” that has now come to largely define it, good luck. Neil J. Young just splashed a lot of cold water on you. In a piece called “Time to Face Facts: White Evangelicalism Has Always [Read More...]
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Three Reasons I Am a Christian Universalist - Unfundamentalist Christians

Three Reasons I Am a Christian Universalist - Unfundamentalist Christians | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
I believe that everyone will somehow, someway, someday be changed into a compassionate, loving person.
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Losing my religion for equality

Losing my religion for equality | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
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The Second Coming of Progressive, Heretical Jesus

The Second Coming of Progressive, Heretical Jesus | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Jesus was a progressive.  He came with bold, clear vision, not with vague religious nostalgia. He started a revolutionary underground movement not a top-down theocracy of privilege. And he didn&#82…
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How to live as a Christian without having to believe the unbelievable

How to live as a Christian without having to believe the unbelievable | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Voices from the Mainline, Progressive and Emerging Church
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But Here's 5 Reasons Why American Evangelicalism Completely Lost Me

But Here's 5 Reasons Why American Evangelicalism Completely Lost Me | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
The other day I wrote a post on 5 areas where I find myself unable to connect with some aspects of Progressive Christianity, which has generated plenty of discussion. Some of it has been helpful, and some just proved my point about the need to police the borders of a label. While there are some [Read More...]
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5 Ways To Be Political The Way Jesus & Early Christians Were Political

5 Ways To Be Political The Way Jesus & Early Christians Were Political | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Should Christians be political? Yes! But in the way that Jesus and the early Christians were political. Here's what that looked like.
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What does it mean to confess that Jesus is Lord?

What does it mean to confess that Jesus is Lord? | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
To say that Jesus is Lord is to echo one the earliest and most basic Christian confessions. Lordship language came right out of the Roman culture: Caesar claimed for himself the titles “son of God” and “Lord.” To claim the Lordship of Jesus flew in the face of the powerful Roman Empire.
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Why ‘Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin’ is Opposite to Jesus’ Teaching

Why ‘Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin’ is Opposite to Jesus’ Teaching | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Have you heard believers say they 'Love the sinner but hate the sin'? At least you likely have heard of them. In fact, they don't love the 'sinner' at all—at least not the way Jesus loves people. As we read Jesus' teachings and interactions with people, it becomes clear that Jesus' focus is on Love.…
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Do Psychedelics Offer a Path To The "God Within"?

Do Psychedelics Offer a Path To The "God Within"? | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
“Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Timothy Leary’s famous exhortation still influences our view of so-called psychedelic or hallucinogenic substances. We might associate psychedelics with the excesses of sixties counterculture, and with "straight" society's pushback, replete with fear-mongering and willf
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5 Reasons Why I Am A Secular Jesus Follower

5 Reasons Why I Am A Secular Jesus Follower | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Despite the fact I am a secular person, I find that there is something compelling and transformative about the figure of Jesus -- that, indeed, thi
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5 Areas Where Progressive Christian Culture Completely Loses Me - The Official Blog of Benjamin L. Corey

5 Areas Where Progressive Christian Culture Completely Loses Me - The Official Blog of Benjamin L. Corey | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
I’m obviously known as a “Progressive Christian.” While I am not a fan of labels, I don’t mind having this one assigned to me because it’s a big tent and there’s room for me here. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m always on board with what other progressive thinkers are saying or affirming– there are [Read More...]
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4 Ways Christian Fundamentalists Get Progressive Christianity Shockingly Wrong - OnFaith

4 Ways Christian Fundamentalists Get Progressive Christianity Shockingly Wrong - OnFaith | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
Fundamentalist Christians have taken over the faith. It's time for followers of Jesus to take it back.
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Jesus the Liberal | The Huffington Post

Jesus the Liberal | The Huffington Post | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
A long time ago there was a remarkable man, a man who said that might does not make right, that the weak have a strength the strong do not have and tha
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Cultivating the Activist Heart of Jesus

Cultivating the Activist Heart of Jesus | Progressive Christianity and the Religious Left | Scoop.it
I’m sorry to break it to you, Internet trolls—but Jesus was a social justice warrior. He could also probably come across as a real jerk sometimes, too. Most Christians paint in their minds a …
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