The Challenge went out the week before Christmas: Does anybody know a good Christmas carol based on Mark’s version of Jesus’ birth? But alas, Mark doesn’t have a “birth narrative” on which to base a Christmas carol. So, we challenged LtQers to come up with a carol anyway! Thanks to Dennis Ryle, Squire John, and Marian L Shatto for their…Read More
Thanks to everyone for their enthusiastic responses, shares, and praise for George Stuart’s lyrics! In response, George has written two BRAND NEW sets of lyrics. More Christmas than Advent, one is to the tune of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and the other is to the tune “The First Nowell.” In keeping with LtQ’s encouragement to actually…Read More
More and more, practitioners of Progressive Christianity are speaking out about the beloved but threadbare hymns in current denominational hymnals. Most are intolerable. The rest are downright counter-productive to the foundations of 21st century faith. As George Stuart has noted, these traditional hymns use lyrics and words that “express ideas which singers no longer enthusiastically or…Read More
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…Read More
Living the Questions: How the Wisdom of Progressive Christianity is energizing a 21st Century Approach to Following Jesus.
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…Read More
The words of Rumi are visualized as a meditation for the New Year. May 2013 be a time when you hear the music others don’t… EVOLVE The Mystic dances in the sun Hearing music others don’t Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all…Read More
Does Scripture have relevance for the 21st Century? Are there lessons in the parables that speak to us about loving our enemies or even labor relations? Amy-Jill Levine says yes. What do you say? Dr. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of…Read More