Category Archives: Progressive Voices

Faith, not belief

Two new resources added to the website:

Ian Harris’s latest ODT article: Say goodbye to belief and welcome to faith

A liturgical resource Affirmation of Faith—Living as if we matter by liturgist Bronwyn Angela White


Books by both these writers will be on sale at the Common Ground 2018 Conference, 7-9 September, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington – along with titles from  St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society) including Ian’s “Creating God, Re-Creating Christ” (SATRS, 1999)

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New resources on website

Check out these recently-added liturgical resources – hymn lyrics, prayers, reflection:

Let us reach down deep inside us – Susan Jones

We bring these prayers and gifts of money – Susan Jones

Hiroshima Sunday Reflection – Paul Barber

We give thanks for wise women and wise men – Wendy Matthews

Bless the creator who calls and inspires us! – Susan Jones

Raindrops pizzicato – Bronwyn Angela White


 Unless captioned differently, all photographs are © bronwyn angela white

“Witness to Change, Reflections on Reaching 100” – Lloyd Geering book launch

Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd Geering is launching his latest book “Witness to Change, Reflections on Reaching 100″ (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers 2018)

Friday 17 August at 6.00 pm
Conference rooms 1 & 2 
St Andrew’s Conference Centre
30 The Terrace, Wellington (elevator available for those who need it)

Details on our Events pages

evolving vs progressive

Are self-identified “Progressive Christians” guilty of exclusivity and conceit?

Rev Dr John Bodycomb writes, “There is now a much larger clearly observable ‘movement’, for it is as such that progressive Christianity is best understood. I have likened it to a flood moving slowly but relentlessly over the cultural landscape. It is pluriform and cannot be stereotyped, although its critics are apt to do so.”

He prefers “evolving christianity” to “progressive christianity”. Find out why in his article, “One Man’s Assessment of Progressive Christianity”.

Is the word “God” still useful?

If a pivotal word such as “God” can carry so many meanings, the question arises: Is it useful any more? Some think the churches should look for another word that doesn’t mean so many different things to so many different people.

Read Ian Harris’s latest “Faith and Reason” article here