progressive Christianity

#36. The Work Before the Work

What does it take to respond appropriately to prejudice and racism? Can the stories of Jesus give us guidance, even if they don’t give easy answers? Perhaps, at the very least, they can help us become the type of people who are open and grounded enough to confront racism in ourselves and our society.

This episode mentions a couple of organizations doing amazing anti-racism work. Check them out:

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Racial Equity Institute

#33. Rethinking Virginity

Why are millions of people so invested in the sex life of an ancient Hebrew teenager? There has to be more to the virgin birth than what could be taught in sex ed. With a lighter approach and a whole lot of context, we may find a few options.

Don't forget to head over to Theology Corner for like-minded voices, and check out Light Theory if you enjoyed the intro and outro music.  

Image: Lake George Reflection by Georgia O’Keeffe

#32. Prophecy Doesn't Have to Be Weird

Prophecy gets an understandably bad wrap. But, it doesn’t have to be as strange as we’ve made it. Instead of crystal balls or proofs for Jesus, it may actually be something much more empowering and helpful.

Don't forget to head over to Theology Corner for like-minded voices, and check out Light Theory if you enjoyed the intro and outro music.