The fundamental purpose of this blog site is to provide material and foster discussions that assist those ordinary Christians, who are not in the thrall of the religious right, to become more self-conscious of their progressive Christian identity and more capable and comfortable in sharing that part of their personal stories with others—in discussions with friends, community gatherings, civic hearing, interreligious dialogues, etc. that together constitute the “public square.” If the rise of a vibrant progressive Christian voice is authentically Christian, it will encourage and support the public expression of other progressive worldviews, religious and secular, as well.
Except for the first “chapter,” which eventually will be revised as four separate entries, each chapter is about 1,000 words in length. A new entry will appear more or less monthly.
Delwin Brown taught at Pacific School of Religion, Iliff School of Theology, and earlier at Arizona State University. He is the author of numerous academic books and articles on facets of Christian theology and the role of theology in healthy religious traditions. Upon retirement in 2005 he began lecturing and writing to general audiences. His most recent book, “What Does a Progressive Christian Believe? A Guide for the Seearching, the Open, and the Curious” (SeaburyBooks, 2008) is widely used in educational programs for lay Christians and others who are interested in the state of Christianity in America. Del Brown is a theological consultant for, The Beatitudes Society. He writes for Religion Dispatches and occasionally blogs on Belief.net.
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