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The First Christmas – Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan

Follow this link to a 12 minute video, described below:

“In The First Christmas Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan—top Jesus scholars and authors of The Last Week—help us see the real Christmas story buried in the familiar Bible accounts.

Basing their interpretations on the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Borg and Crossan focus on the literal story—the inner truth rather than the historical facts—to offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace. With The First Christmas readers get a fresh, deep, and new understanding of the nativity story, enabling us to better appreciate the powerful message of the Gospels.”

 

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Questions About My Eternal Soul and Salvation — Secular Chaplain

A relative recently called me with great concern for my salvation. Always nice to hear, isn’t it? Now, this relative means well and I’m confident they love me very much. The question came from a deep place of fear for my soul. As we spoke quietly and calmly I realized that I would need to […]

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Common Dreams 2019 conference, Sydney

The fifth Common Dreams 2019 conference, Sydney will be held in Sydney on either 4 – 7 July or 11 – 14 July (the exact dates will be determined when the availability of the venue is negotiated). Matthew Fox has been booked as the distinguished international keynote speaker. Make a note in your diary & plan to attend what will prove to be another exciting & stimulating gathering of progressives featuring leading international, Australian, & New Zealand speakers & workshop leaders.

Progressive Christianity transforms the world…

From ProgressiveChristianity.org

Progressive Christianity transforms the world and individuals by:

  • Teaching and spreading a path of joy and loving kindness.
  • Reclaiming a compassion based Christianity.
  • Taking a stand against exclusion, hate, ignorance, and violence through our writings, resources, and letters to newspapers and political offices.
  • Recognizing and speaking about Jesus as a historic teacher and activist.
  • Encouraging peaceful and positive inter-faith relations through education and events.
  • Nourishing a deep spirituality in children through our curricula and educational resources.
  • Building and supporting community around intention and meaningful action through our global network, events, and partners.
  • Encouraging the protection and restoration of our earth home through our curricula, resources, and events.

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Better domain name!

We’ve upgraded the website to an easier-to-remember domain name and no ads version. Find us now at: progressivechristianityaotearoa.com.

Registration for next year’s conference will be via this site, and we wanted you to have an easier website name to go to.

Our email address is still progressivechristianitynz@gmail.com. Save it to your Contacts list now!

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