The Progressive Sacred

The Progressive Sacred

Authentic conversations about Christianity we all want to have, but are afraid to begin.

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April 16, 2022 35 mins

 We are currently experiencing Holy Week which will end in the big event... Easter! One of  Christianity’s biggest events and the crew here at TPS wants to celebrate with you! Easter is a time of celebration but my friends… we ask.. are we missing out on the fullness of the season? Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week…?  All these events lead up to that glorious day when many get to shout out all the Hallelujahs they’ve been holding back...

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It appears that we are around the corner from one of Christianity’s biggest events and the crew here at TPS wants to celebrate with you! Easter is a time of celebration but my friends… we ask.. are we missing out on the fullness of the season? Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week…?  All these events lead up to that glorious day when many get to shout out all the Hallelujahs they’ve been holding back! 

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December 21, 2021 31 mins

Week 4 of our Advent series continues. Lets journey together as we follow different messages given during this time around the birth of Jesus. On this Fourth week of advent we will light the candle of Love and listen to the angels message to the shepherds. What does love mean and how is it that we all have such a different perception of love? As we wait in the Advent season how are we shaping the way we love in a way that resembles...

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This Advent season we continue to journey together as we follow different messages given during this time around the birth of Jesus. On this Third week of advent we will light the candle of Joy and listen to the decree from the Roman Government. Can joy come through hard situations? Was the treacherous journey Mary and Joseph embarked joyous or is it a hard trek to endure which will lead to a rich more in depth meaning of joy?  Joi...

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December 4, 2021 33 mins

This Advent season we continue to journey together as we follow different messages given during this time around the birth of Jesus. On this second week of advent we will light the candle of Peace and listen to the message Joseph was given in a dream by an angel. How will the announcement to take Mary as his wife bring a message of Peace into  our lives this season? Join us every week during advent for a new message and we look for...

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November 27, 2021 29 mins

This Advent season we will journey together as we follow different messages given during this time around the birth of Jesus. On the first week of advent we will light the candle of Hope and listen to the message Mary was given by the angel  Gabriel. How will the announcement of Jesus to Mary bring a message of hope into  our homes this season? Join us every week during advent for a new message and we look forward to rejoicing toge...

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November 5, 2021 55 mins

Should women be ordained to leadership in the church? Heavens yes! God appointed women to positions of leadership--the prophet Miriam, the judge Deborah, the disciples Joanna and Susanna--so why are there so many denominations that won't ordain women? Join the conversation. We will be speaking with our resident feminist Bible scholar, Dr. Jenn Bird, about this question. She offers a new and surprising take on Jesus' relat...

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October 7, 2021 42 mins

We are back with part 2 of our Science and Faith series! Can you love both science and God? Can you be religious and reasonable too? Many people assume that to be religious is to reject science. But we believe otherwise--that science is a gift from God who gives us the powers of reason and observation that science uses to make the world a better place. In this episode, we talk with Karl Giberson, PhD. Karl is a physicist who has wr...

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September 27, 2021 32 mins

Can you love both science and God? Can you be religious and reasonable too? Today, many people assume that to be religious is to reject science. But we believe otherwise--that science is a gift from God who gives us the powers of reason and observation that science uses to make the world a better place. In this episode, we talk with Karl Giberson, PhD. Karl is a physicist who has written numerous books on science and religion such ...

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June 21, 2021 66 mins

Are we cultivating communities which are loving, diverse and inclusive? What can we learn from Jesus' teaching in the parable of the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25-37?
Join us in this episode as we hear from our special guest Emelda De Coteau from the "Pray With Our Feet" podcast and dive into topics of  racial injustice and how we can reconcile and attempt to be better neighbors.
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June 3, 2021 51 mins

What was Jesus about? Was he trying to start an exclusive club or was he trying to create a new world of inclusivity? These questions have dogged Christianity for millennia. Some Christians insist that God’s love is exclusive, so that only certain types of believers are saved. Scriptures such as John 14.6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” are often used as a tribalist form of...

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May 20, 2021 38 mins

Have you ever seen the memes that claim Jesus was a socialist? Or did you hear what the current Pope said one Christmas Eve, “Today we say thou shalt not to an economy of exclusion and inequality”?  Jesus wasn’t a part of any political party nor did he elevate one economic theory over the next. Yet he did challenge socio-cultural structures and embraced change. Listen in as the PTJ crew joined by guest Brian Hughes talk as to why w...

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May 6, 2021 37 mins

Do you think that the words "progressive" and "Christianity" don't go together? If you do, then that's probably because conservative Christianity has dominated our media for decades. But the truth is that the Christian church in America has always been at the forefront of progressive social movements including abolition, labor, civil rights, and environmentalism, just to name a few. Learn what the prog...

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May 2, 2021 11 mins

A Preacher, a theologian, and a guy named Julio walk into a bar….

Meet the three people who make up the PTJ Crew. That would be the Preacher (Abby), the Theologian (Jon Paul) and a guy named Julio. Somehow these three folks have decided that working on a podcast together on progressive topics is exactly what they  need to be doing. But how and why is something more complicated to explain. Listen to this podcast to learn a bit more b...

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