Tag Archives: Theology

16 Ways Progressive Christians Interpret the Bible

I’ve long stated that Atheists and fundamentalists each tend to read the Bible in the same wooden, overly literalistic manner. The difference is that atheists reject what they read in that manner, while fundamentalists believe it. There’s a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Lectionary Readings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Six Neo-Christian Myths: Exiting the Arc of Christian History

Myth #1 presumes that we go to church to “connect with God.” We don’t. We are already and always connected with God. (Another irksome contemporary phrase: “God showed up!” Really.) We go to church because we are connected with God … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Reforming Evangelicalism: Becoming Trinitarian Dance Partners | Blood Stained Ink

The confession of Nicaea is not merely information to believed, but it is the relational logic for the life of the Church, which itself is nothing other than our collective participation in the divine dance.  Our preaching of the gospel … Continue reading

Posted in Aidan and Hilda | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Static, White Jesus Vs Oppressed, Occupied Jesus

The first thing to understand about the distinction between following Jesus and following an institutional religion – although institutional religions can be a place to follow Jesus – is that White Jesus is not Jesus. We must remember that Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Aidan Way: Chastity

CHASTITY means accepting and giving to God our whole being including our sexuality. We love all people as Christ commands, but the specific emotions and intimacy of sexual relations are expressed only in married life. Some will be given a … Continue reading

Posted in Aidan and Hilda | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why IS liberal Protestantism dying, anyway?

So what if liberal Protestants kept their open-minded, tolerant theology, but started being strict about it – kicking people out for not showing up, or for not volunteering enough? Liberals have historically been wary of authority and its abuses, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

If your theology does not…

If your theology does not offer compassion for the poor and the oppressed, then it does not reflect the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If your theology gives preferential treatment to the rich and powerful, then it does not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment