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A Legacy Worth Pursuing: Jack Spong and The Rest of Us

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

This column first appeared on johnshelbyspong.com on Dec. 1st, 2016. It is re-posted here with permission.  Dear Jack, When I learned of your stroke in September, I was en route to the fourth Common Dreams Conference in Brisbane, Queensland. Having no details at that point and being a half-a-planet away, I was anxious about having to…

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No Way to Live

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Our society is dominated by the self-serving who proceed by ways of calculation and cunning and manipulation and deceit. But such a society — with its violence, its consumerism, its militarism, its alienation — is no way to live. To ponder an alternative, from greed to generosity, from self-serving to gratitude, our whole life made…

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Celebrating TEN YEARS of Living the Questions! 20% off!

By Jennifer Schwarz | October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ten years ago, the real world needs of two United Methodist pastors in Arizona led to the development of a DVD and web-based curriculum designed to help people wrestle with the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century. Rev. David Felten and Rev. Jeff Procter-Murphy believed that, “at its core, Christianity has something good to…

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LtQ Keynote in Canada, Eh?

By Jennifer Schwarz | January 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

David Felten, author and co-creator of Living the Questions, joins author, storyteller, and professional firebrand Peter Rollins presenting keynote addresses at this year’s Epiphany Explorations in Victoria, British Columbia. Since 2003, First Metropolitan United Church has organized this eclectic mix of presentations, music, and visual arts. The conference includes stimulating and provocative presentations by prominent theologians, authors and writers…

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Bishop Spong on the First Easter

By Jennifer Schwarz | April 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

“There is no question in my mind that had there not been some transforming experience that happened to the disciples after the death of Jesus that convinced them that he had conquered the boundary of human death there would be no Christianity.  But what people don’t understand is that the idea that that experience meant…

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50% off on Borg & Crossan LtQ Curriculum

By Jennifer Schwarz | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan in exploring the worlds of Jesus and Paul in two thought-provoking and informative studies from Living the Questions!  50% OFF THE CURRICULUM EDITION OF BOTH  FIRST LIGHT & ECLIPSING EMPIRE NOW THROUGH MARCH 9th  Filmed in High-Definition on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem, First Light is a…

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A Prayer for a Quirky New Year: Happy 2014!

By Jennifer Schwarz | January 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Harvest of Quirkiness (CLICK HERE for HD version on VIMEO) Gracious God, how can creation sing your praises, except with the red wings of blackbirds flashing across blue sky, and the croak and splash of frogs playing hide-and-seek in the ponds? How can the firmament proclaim your handiwork, except in the wagging tail of…

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Jesus Didn’t Give a Rip about Heaven

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

There’s no small amount of confusion around the notion of heaven and the Kingdom of God. Much of it probably derives from the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew writes to a Jewish audience for whom the word “God” is unutterable, so he changes “Kingdom of God” to “Kingdom of Heaven.” In the Gospels according to Mark…

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Oy Vey Maria! The Virgin Birth as Mistake, Marketing, and Major Distraction

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Living the Questions’ co-author, David Felten, is on Huffington Post with a blogpost for Christmas. Check it out by clicking HERE or on the “Mary & Jesus” graphic. __________________________ “There really is something about Mary. Catholics aren’t the only ones who harbor a measure of devotion to Jesus’ mother that can sometimes border on the…

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50% off Christmas Sale!

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In celebration of Christmas,  purchase any LtQ curriculum edition today or tomorrow (12.10.13 & 12.11.13)  and get 50% off! To place your order, simply go to our LtQ website, log in to your member account, and add the curriculum edition program(s) to your shopping cart. Then enter coupon code C5CE into the coupon code field on…

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