The Progressive Sacred

The Progressive Sacred

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

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October 7, 2021 42 min

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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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 min

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.
We have packed this episode with ext...

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June 3, 2021 51 min

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 min

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 min

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 progressiv...

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May 2, 2021 11 min

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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