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Sept 1 Progressive Christianity - Shared screen with speaker view
Rebecca & Jim True
20:31
Session 1 - Tonight, September 1: "What Is Progressive Christianity, Theologically Speaking?"Session 2 - Sept. 29: "What is Progressive Christianity, Socially & Ethically Speaking?"Session 3 - Oct. 27: "What Might Characterize ProgressiveChristianity in Worship?"Session 4 - December 1: "Tenets of the Faith in Progressive Christian Perspective"
Derek Roe
29:48
Sources and Norms of Progressive Christianity (according to my understanding and in no set order):1. Reason (logic, science, scholarship, research, historical-critical study, etc...)2. Experience (the lived experiences of people3. Scripture (the Bible and beyond, also great poetry, etc...)4. Tradition (stories, ways of doing things in church, passed from generation to generation)
Bernacki
33:29
Derek, I would suggest that Progressive Christianity has a tension between Modernist science, your first point, and a post-modern theological approach employing the latter three.
Derek Roe
39:05
It probably varies from person to person how we interact or give weight to each of these sources and norms. Postmodern criticism has exposed many gaps in science (such as white populations being considered a stand-in for all people in medical research, and therefore the further marginalization of communities of color). At the same time, climate science has been a driving force for progressive churches to get further involved in care for the Earth. So yes, there is a tension, in a manner of speaking.
Derek (he/him)
49:37
Those names are:Walter RauschenbuschCharles SheldonWashington GladdenHenry Emerson Fosdick
Bernacki
01:03:26
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synoptic_Gospels#Theories there are over 13 and counting
Bernacki
01:08:53
see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_criticism
Derek (he/him)
01:09:50
https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Society-Gary-Dorrien/dp/0800628918
Derek (he/him)
01:10:18
The amazon link to Gary Dorrien's book that Byron mentioned.
Bernacki
01:11:18
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Christianity#The_contemporary_movement
Bernacki
01:13:02
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postliberal_theology
Rebecca & Jim True
01:18:23
Love Hefer Project
Rebecca & Jim True
01:19:03
opps. Heifer
Derek (he/him)
01:22:36
ProgressiveChristianity.org
Rebecca & Jim True
01:22:59
I enjoyed the Black History Panel just this afternoon
Derek (he/him)
01:24:24
Here is one of their major attractions on the site: "The 8 Points of Progressive Christianity"https://progressivechristianity.org/the-8-points/
Rebecca & Jim True
01:29:30
I loved moving around that website as I learn about this topic more - it seems it's not dogmatic like other orgs
Derek (he/him)
01:30:59
Yes! I love that they are focused more on providing resources for churches to start conversations. Dogmatism wouldn't be very postmodern. :)
Rebecca & Jim True
01:31:03
But there's an evangelical pole barn on every corner it seems
Bernacki
01:36:25
Experience on Sunday - Willow Creek understood that then, "City Church for all Nations" is part of the latest 21st century movement now - Organ music and hymns - really ?
Derek (he/him)
01:44:52
Yes Julia! Evolution is such a great word there.
Julia Bebeau
01:45:31
Thanks, Derek!
Rebecca & Jim True
01:45:33
Join Us for Our Next session: Session 2 - Sept. 29: "What is Progressive Christianity, Socially & Ethically Speaking?"
Malissa Sparks
01:45:54
Thank you, everyone!
Derek (he/him)
01:46:10
Thanks for your great question! Labels are always tricky, and it's good to interrogate them!