Progressive Christian Witness

The Best Sermon is Lived

October 23, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific School of Religion as part of Progressive Christian Witness, a 2006 initiative of PSR designed to bring voices of progressive Christianity to chur

In the small town of Sumter, South Carolina where I grew up, few people used the words morality and values to describe a person's character or their religious faith.

Who are these Progressive People of Faith?

September 4, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific

Commitment to a common good grounds virtually every religious tradition. This bedrock commitment, now called "progressive," is motivating people of faith to be more outspoken by the day.

Invitation to Christian Conversation

September 4, 2006

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American Christians reflect the diversity within our culture. But more important, we also reflect the diversity of spiritualities and theologies in our Scriptures.

Our Progressive Christian Heritage

September 4, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific

Progressive Christianity today is not a single party line; it is a family of perspectives and practices that seek to be faithful to Christ.

God and Our Many Cultures

May 10, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific

There is much talk today about cultural diversity. Are our cultural differences good? Or is diversity something to be avoided, when possible?

Do Not Neglect to Show Hospitality to Strangers

May 10, 2006

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Throughout the history of our nation, refugees and immigrants arriving in the United States have been received with varying degrees of hesitation and suspicion, as well as outright violence.

Intelligent Faith and Intelligent Design

May 10, 2006

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“The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament reveals his handiwork,” says the Psalmist (19:1).

Why America Is Not a Christian Nation (and Pray God Never Will Be)

January 25, 2006

This address was originally given at Pacific School of Religion's 2006 Earl Lectures and was also utilized by Progress

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Biblical Values for American Families

January 24, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific

Modern families and biblical families share the word “family” in common, but not much more.

Our Faith and the Common Good

January 24, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific School of Religion as part of Progressive Christian Witness, a 2006 initiative of PSR designed to bring voices of progressive Christianity to churc

Sometimes we have to learn the lessons of life the hard way.