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"Progressive" and "Liberal" Christianity and the Use of Words

"Progressive" and "Liberal" Christianity and the Use of Words | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
I was just having an interesting conversation on Twitter with Shannon Kearns (a.k.a. the Anarchist Reverend) and Sarah Moon about the use of the term "Progressive Christianity." Both of them had a ...
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No to Church, Yes to Jesus?

No to Church, Yes to Jesus? | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
Is the lingering importance of “Good Samaritan Jesus” for the religiously unaffiliated a yearning for a more ethically engaged, prophetic Christianity?
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Ranks of defiant United Methodist clergy rise

Ranks of defiant United Methodist clergy rise | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
Almost daily, evidence mounts of defiant United Methodist clergy breaking church law on behalf of gays and lesbians as the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination struggles with what may be its most vexing rebellion in decades.
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Is “Progressive” the Right Term?

Is “Progressive” the Right Term? | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, while teaching a Doctor of Ministry course at Fuller Theological Seminary with Lauren Winner, my class joined with a class taught by Dallas Willard and Keith Matthews for an even...
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Infighting and disagreements over terms and labels: "Emergent" vs. "Missional"

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A Better Story: Justice Redefined by the Gospel

A Better Story: Justice Redefined by the Gospel | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
This is justice based on people "getting what they deserve," and we find it again and again in the movies we love. We love them because they tell us a story we long to hear.
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Progressive Christian: Wallis “No Longer Speaks for Us”

Progressive Christian: Wallis “No Longer Speaks for Us” | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
Has the "progressive Christian" big tent collapsed?
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Is Progressive Christianity a Theological Movement?

Is Progressive Christianity a Theological Movement? | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
While progressives might nuance their affirmations in different ways, here are some key progressive theological assumptions as a starting point for dialogue.
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Includes response and link to column by Fred Schmidt who claimed Prog Xians haven't articulated their theology.

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A Progressive's Three Great Loves

A Progressive's Three Great Loves | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
A Progressive Christian is one who takes seriously the Three Great Loves identified by Jesus (God, Neighbor, Self), and rejects the notion that "two outta three ain't bad."
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Communicating Christianity in the Public Square

Communicating Christianity in the Public Square | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
A How and Why Guide for Progressive Christians
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The author, Delwin Brown, died in 2009.  (Did anyone take over this blog?)

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Definition from Patheos

Definition from Patheos | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
RT @ReligionProf: Defining Progressive Christianity http://t.co/gObBNdhWTm
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Progressive Christian Network of Victoria: David Tacey: Imagination, Vision and Spirituality: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Progressive Religious Thought

Progressive Christian Network of Victoria: David Tacey: Imagination, Vision and Spirituality: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Progressive Religious Thought | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
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God knows, scientists are more religious than you think - Faith & Reason

God knows, scientists are more religious than you think - Faith & Reason | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
There are nearly as many believers and churchgoers among scientists as in the nation at large and new research finds many say science and faith can collaborate.
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A Church Divided Over Marriage Equality

A Church Divided Over Marriage Equality | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
Both opponents and advocates of gay marriage are using trials of Methodist Church clergy to try to win support.
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Same-sex marriage ban strains region's Methodists churches

Same-sex marriage — a divisive issue for many faiths — has the region's United Methodist congregations facing strains in their churches.
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When Martin Luther King gave up his guns - Waging Nonviolence

When Martin Luther King gave up his guns - Waging Nonviolence | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
It took years for King to understand nonviolence as an effective strategy for political change. Yet his embrace of that idea allowed him to shape history.
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Progressive Christianity isn’t Progressive Politics.

Progressive Christianity isn’t Progressive Politics. | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
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Good summary / definitions / distinctions of when the words "Liberal" and "Progressive" are used to describe Christianity and politics.

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Growing Progressive Leaders: The Beatitudes Society

Growing Progressive Leaders: The Beatitudes Society | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
Moving into the second decade of the 21st century, it is clear to see that this is a faith that will cross denominational boundaries and move outside of institutional structures.
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Believe Out Begins with Believe In

Believe Out Begins with Believe In | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
If all that Progressive Christianity has going for it is that it is politically progressive, then there is really no reason to wrap churchy language around it.
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Criticism of Prog Xianity from blogger on Patheos Mainline Protestant blog page, saying Prog Xianity is merely politically prog without any theological grounding.

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Progressive Christianity Today: A Widening Current

Progressive Christianity Today: A Widening Current | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
More and more Christians are finding a voice, a language, to express their faith in terms that transcend the narrow doctrines and circumscribed social agendas of the religious right.
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Good summary/history of Prog Xianity

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Tracing the Theological Core of a Movement

Tracing the Theological Core of a Movement | Progressive Christianity | Scoop.it
The editor of "The Progressive Christian" responds to a recent article by Fred Schmidt: The thesis that progressive Christianity has no expressed theological core is flawed.
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The links are broken to the two columns she references.

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