Category Archives: Progressive Voices

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.

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Why “Progressive” – aren’t we all Christians?

The self-described “progressives” among America’s Protestant clergy at the turn of the twentieth century were well known in church circles and beyond for their advanced thinking on theology, politics, and foreign affairs.

As they faced the prospect of a new century, these ministers and academics thought of themselves as broad-minded, humane, and cosmopolitan, in harmony with the very best scientific, political, and theological wisdom of the age.

– Richard M. Gamble quoted by Fred Plumer