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Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, & an Evolving Faith

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

The first reviews are in and Living the Questions’ new Painting the Stars series is receiving kudos as the new catalyst for dynamic and liberating conversations  about the communion of science and faith — all around the world. Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the seven-session program explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality…

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Ken Columbus?

By Jennifer Schwarz | October 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s Still About Conquest About the best we can say of Christopher Columbus anymore is that he was a cheapskate. On his 1492 voyage, he promised a reward to whoever spotted land first. Hooray for sailor Rodrigo de Triana, right? Nope. Columbus claimed he had seen a “glow” the night before and gave the reward…

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God is Dying

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

“God Will Not Be God Without Us.  When anybody in this world is hurt, God is hurt. When anybody in this world gets their lives twisted and out of joint, that radically affects the reality of God. When a culture is bombed and civilizations are dying, God is being bombed, and in human terms, dying.”…

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ONE DAY LtQ FLASH SALE: 50% OFF ALL DVD PROGRAMS!

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

This kind of thing doesn’t happen every day (or even every YEAR!), so don’t miss your chance to snag that LtQ program you’ve been meaning to roll out in your church or study group! ONE DAY ONLY: Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 2013  “I’ve lead most of the LTQ courses. Each time people are energized by learning…

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Crossan on Structural Injustice – be it Vineyard OR Fast Food Workers

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

As fast food workers strike across the U.S., the idea of structural injustice takes center stage:  low-wage fast food workers are pitted against owners who feel confident that if their current employees are unhappy, there are plenty of other people who are desperate enough to take the non-living wages they offer without complaint.  Jesus had…

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A Dream Day Legacy

By Jennifer Schwarz | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tex Sample asks,  “I often wonder where the people who are marginalized in the world, where the people who are poor, where the people who are outcast, can find those that they can trust. Is it you?  Is it me?  Can it be the church?” Allan Knight Chalmers was a Professor of Preaching at Boston University…

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Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

By Jennifer Schwarz | August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Don’t miss John Shuck’s “Religion for Life”  interview with David Felten, one of the co-creators of Living the Questions: Click HERE or on the graphic above to listen to the podcast Among a variety of topics in this podcast, Felten and Shuck discuss how clergy have not been honest with laity about what is being taught…

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Living the Questions: How the Wisdom of Progressive Christianity is energizing a 21st Century Approach to Following Jesus.

By Jennifer Schwarz | July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Southern California at the end of July? Then join author, pastor, and co-creator of Living the Questions, Rev. David Felten on Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad for practical insights on a Progressive approach to 21st century Christianity. Ever struggled with questions about how Christianity is going to survive…

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LtQ on “Culture Shocks” with Barry Lynn

By Jennifer Schwarz | June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Co-creator of Living the Questions,  Rev. David Felten, was interviewed this week for the nationally syndicated radio show, “Culture Shocks” with Rev. Barry Lynn. Lynn is an ordained UCC pastor, constitutional lawyer, noted activist, and longstanding civil libertarian. For over twenty years, he has served as the executive director for Americans United for the Separation…

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The Journey of Liberation

By Jennifer Schwarz | January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Liberation is about “being on a journey, being in a movement.” It’s “the process of coming into an awareness that there is definitely a better life for people to be had. Not just for myself but for all of us. The Church should be part of that. And where it is not, it is not…

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