I recently had the priviledge of having a conversation with Canadian apologist Stephen Bedard about progressive Christianity. Check it out: ?
Here is an interview I recently did on progressive Christianity, scholarship, and the church. ?
My latest video is a great conversation with philosopher Ben Cook on his journey to Eastern Orthodoxy and some of the problems with and cautions for Progressive Christianity. ?
In this video, I provide an extended critical analysis of apologist Tim Stratton’s recent interview with Alisa Childers. ?
Brian McLaren, Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned. MacMillan, 2022. Since the publication of his first book, Church on the Other Side (Zondervan, 1998), Brian McLaren has been on a very public journey to figure out what Christian faith means today. Over the years, I have read several […]
I was really grateful for Doug Groothuis’s willingness to debate the topic of progressive Christianity with me on Unbelievable though I was admittedly disappointed (but not surprised) that he declined to defend Alisa Childers’ thesis that progressive Christianity is another religion. ?
In two minutes, I rebut the notion that progressive Christians are non-creedal. ?
There is arguably no religious community that talks more about “truth” and “defending truth” than evangelical Christians. And yet, from Trump’s big lie and QAnon to the ubiquity of urban legends, evangelicals have shown themselves to be fatuous and often culpably complicit in spreading harmful misinformation. Alas, the falsehoods they spread about progressive Christians are […]
Someone asked me: “taking Childers’ claim that ‘Progressive Christianity is another religion,’ do you think it’s possible to ‘fix’ it somehow to make it something you could agree with?” I understand the spirit of the question: we should definitely strive to find agreement where we can. However, Childers’ thesis is not salvagable. As I demonstrate […]
This is a follow-up to my conversation with George Yancey in which I summarize nine objections/concerns with Yancey’s thesis that progressive Christianity and evangelical Christianity constitute distinct religions. ?
In the 2021 book One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America, sociologists George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk argue that progressive and evangelical Christianity should be viewed as different religions. In this video, I interview Professor Yancey on this provocative thesis. ?
While I have been unable to find any scholar willing to defend Alisa Childers’ thesis that progressive Christianity is another religion, her book Another Gospel? has many defenders on social media. In this video, I offer a response to three common attempts to defend Childers’ book. ?