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Do you “stand” on the bible or do you have a “stand” on the bible? Q&A

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on July 24th, 2017 at progressivechristianity.org NJ via FaceBook, writes: Question: How is it that liberal-minded people who claim that they are open to allowing people to believe what they want and live the way that they want attack people like me who stand on the Bible? That’s real tolerant now…

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The Bible in Public Schools: Q&A

By Jennifer Schwarz | June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

This article was first published on June 5th, 2017 at progressivechristianity.org Becky via Facebook, writes: Question: Why is it that our children can’t read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? Answer: By Rev. David Felten Not to put too fine a point on it, but where did you get the idea that…

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You Can Get the Bible to Say Whatever You Want

By Jennifer Schwarz | August 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

For people determined to get Divine approval for their beliefs and actions, it’s not hard to get the Bible to say whatever you want it to say. You can find justification for just about anything you’d like to do and rationale for hating just about anyone you want to hate. And it’s just those kinds…

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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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A Christianity That’s Not Stuck

By Jennifer Schwarz | January 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

  Stephen Patterson thinks that Progressive Christianity is about “being willing to think critically about one’s faith and about the traditions of one’s faith and the resources like the Bible — to think critically about these things and not simply assume that it all has to make sense. Progressive Christianity means you’re free to explore and…

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Does Your Bible Come With Extra Values Added?

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

There are plenty of different Bibles to choose from.  Roman Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Protestants all use different versions of Scripture.  But did you know that some Bibles come with more than just differences in translation?  As Timothy Beal points out, some Bibles come with “values added” that weren’t in the original text that change…

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Robin Meyers on Taking the Bible Off the Altar

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Taking the Bible Off the Altar Robin Meyers says, “We’ve projected upon the Bible something it was never intended to do: which is to give us answers to every conceivable human problem.” We keep going to scripture for answers to the Abortion dilemma, and it’s simply not there. “We don’t let the Bible speak on…

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