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Progressive Clergy Should Stop Being Shy

EMBARRASSED BY RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE Think about it. You are called by God to offer a faith perspective from  which to view the world and its events. To offer a faith perspective, you make use of religious language. Yet how often do you respond less than positively when you hear religious language? For example you will read about “Christian Yellow Pages” or a “Christian book store.” What is your first response? I confess that to read “Christian” as an adjective does not build confidence in me. In fact, it often makes me want to walk the other way. As a moderate to progressive pastor, I immediately begin to suspect that there is a hidden agenda or an exclusive attitude that would … Continue reading