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Progressive Christians Speak

Author: John B. Cobb
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664225896
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In this earnest discussion, revolutionary theologian John Cobb Jr. implores Christian churches to take a more active role in the solution of contemporary issues such as food security and the ever-expanding world population, the welfare system, civil and human rights, the war on drugs, abortion, immigration, and the destruction of ecosystems.

A Devotional For Progressive Christians

Author: Lon B. Chesnutt
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 1489709835
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In A Devotional for Progressive Christians , author Lon Chesnutt is speaking to and for self-exiles from the church who claim to be “spiritual but not religious” in our times. During a time of intense searching over what it means to be religious, this short book offers some hope. In a practical way—with stories and experience—the author demonstrates how to move from personal reflection to trusting your judgment and engaging the world. It can change your journey in prayer from wondering who’s listening into new insights on personal responsibility.

Living The Questions

Author: David Felten
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006220128X
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Ministers David Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy, along with an all-star cast of Bible scholars and top church teachers, provide a primer to a church movement that encourages every Christian to “live the questions” instead of “forcing the answers.” Based on the bestselling DVD course of the same name, Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity includes commentary from such bestselling authors as Diana Butler Bass, John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Brian McLaren, and others. Tackling issues of faith and controversial subjects such as the church’s position on homosexuality, Living the Questions is the most comprehensive, indeed the only survey of progressive Christianity in existence today.

Speaking Christian

Author: Marcus J. Borg
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062078682
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In Speaking Christian, acclaimed Bible scholar Marcus Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, argues that the very language Christians use has become dangerously distilled, distorted, and disconnected from the beliefs which once underpinned it. Stating a case that will resonate with readers of N. T. Wright’s Simply Christian, Borg calls for a radical change to the language we use to invoke our beliefs—the only remedy that will allow the Church's words to once again ring with truth, power, and hope.

Trust Women

Author: Rebecca Todd Peters
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807069981
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Peters offers a Christian defense of abortion, arguing that we need to trust women to make moral decisions about their pregnancies, their families, and their futures. Abortion is not the problem: the problem is our inability to trust women to act as rational, capable, responsible moral agents who must weigh the concrete moral question of how to respond to a particular unplanned pregnancy. In an age in which women's reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, Peter's stirring defense of abortion as an ethical choice is necessary reading. -- adapted from publisher info

Inclusive Christianity

Author: Richard Scott Thornton
Publisher: Hope Publishing House
ISBN: 9781932717167
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Jesus was inclusive, forgiving and compassionate. It is unfortunate that many within the Christian community have distorted Jesus' message, leading to a version of faith that is divisive, judgmental and intolerant. Parameters are set that define people as worthy or unworthy, “saved” or “unsaved”. In bringing God's radical grace and love into the world, Jesus rebelled against any religious or social conventions that placed people into acceptable and unacceptable categories. Inclusive Christianity reclaims the authentic voice of Jesus, unclouded by the prejudices placed upon him by others. This compelling and progressive look at faith embraces a life modeled and taught by Jesus--a path that will transform you into the person God intended.

Glorify Reclaiming The Heart Of Progressive Christianity

Author: Emily C. Heath
Publisher: Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 9780829820294
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Mainline Protestant denominations are dying, while conservative traditions are flourishing. "Nones" are the fastest growing religious demographic in the United States. A pastor and self-proclaimed former "none," Heath possesses an excellent understanding of church growth and the lack thereof, and frequently draws upon that experience when look for ways to welcome people to church. In Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity, Heath shares the experiences, insights, lessons, and challenges that shaped them on their journey of faith. The book is sometimes practical, sometimes spiritual, and always glorifying the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which Heath asserts is the true way to change the world.

Culture Wars

Author: Roger Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317473515
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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.

Progressive Religious

Author: Robert Patrick Jones
Publisher: Robert P. Jones
ISBN: 0742562301
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Shares the dynamic stories of religious leaders from a range of faiths who are building on traditional connections between religion and social justice, offering insight into their actions on behalf of such issues as health care, civil rights, and the environment.