From Executive Director David Dykes:
Thinking Critically Matters
Think critically about religion. That’s what this web site promotes. We mean for it to also promote active resistance to empires. But let’s save that for another time. And, so that we’re clear, we should be honest and say we promote critical thinking about Christian religion, though we stand in solidarity with our progressive sisters and brothers of faith everywhere, including humanists and secularists. We also stand in solidarity with all people...
Peter Laarman - Cue the Mad Swine: A Biblical Lesson for Repubicans
In an article last month posted on Religion Dispatches, Peter Laarman, executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting, a network of activist individuals and congregations headquartered in Los Angeles, expresses concern for the marginalized among us; for the least among us; for those who struggle and seek justice. Peter begins his article, “It’s impossible for me to think about the goings-on in the House Republican caucus without recalling the story of Jesus and...
Joerg Rieger: Bible vs. Status Quo
Dr. Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Progressive Christians often find themselves confronted with questions about the authority of Scripture, especially those of us who live in the regions that have become known as the “Bible Belt.” Dealing with this issue can be quite tedious and frustrating, especially since it is often unclear what the alternatives are.Perhaps the most wearisome question in this...