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The Holly and the Ivy

One of my favorite Christmas movies. Produced in England in 1952, there is no sentimentality here. The story is raw and engaging. Clergy will hear the echoes of their lives  in the frustration and doubts expressed by the Parson who is brilliantly portrayed by Ralph Richardson. 172 more words

Progressive Christianity

The Mother of Jesus: A Symbol of Judaism - Bishop John Shelby Spong

As we prepare to hear so much about the story of the nativity, Jack Spong’s words serve as a good reminder of the use of symbolism in the gospels. 14 more words

Progressive Christianity

Holy, Improbable Yes

The fourth Sunday of Advent is the perfect time for the story of Gabriel and Mary because it’s all about love–God’s great love for humanity and Mary’s willingness to bring that love into the world. 257 more words


What's Essential?

Advent preparation has taken on a whole new meaning for me this year as I get ready to move 1400 miles away from the state that has been home for the last six years. 669 more words


Black Lives Matter: A Litany for Lighting the Peace Candle

Console my people, give them comfort,
says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem’s heart,
and tell it
that its time of service has ended,
that its iniquity is atoned for, 664 more words


From Heresy to New Age


OWN television has just announced the premiere of its new series titled, The Rob Bell Show. The same Rob Bell who challenges the truth of the Bible and continues to influence millions of fans around the world (having just returned from a national tour with New Agers Deepak Chopra and Oprah), despite his fall from biblical Christianity.

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New Age