I suspect that the power of the progressive church lies in our ability to reclaim the power and diversity of Jesus, our central expression of God’s face in the world…I suspect our ability to inspire the transformation of lives lies in our willingness to see many contemporary expressions of the Christ flowing from the one historical Jesus.
Jesus does, in fact, tell us to ‘go to hell.’
What we offer each other, by God’s grace, is a non-anxious presence in the midst of the challenges of life, a steadfastness that won’t back down or run away when the truth is at stake.
Have you ever thought of the idea that when you honor and learn about your family of origin and your ancestors you will live into greater health?
Standing on the bluffs in the early morning sun, I had little idea of the ways in which my forebears have known and loved that land.