Tag: Church Life

Why are we here?

When sudden tragedy strikes, it is often a time when many of the big questions about the meaning of our lives and the universe just won’t go away.  Friends of mine, Chris and Karen Burpo, recently lost their son, Scott.  At Scott’s memorial service, held at…

Is the Episcopal Church Dead?

A 2012 article in the NY Times announced the approaching death of the liberal church. I find it interesting to go back and look at the article two years later.  The author gave the “liberal church” a face by identifying it with the Episcopal denomination.  But…

Five Things Non-Conservative Christians can learn from Conservative Christians

Last Friday, I posted a piece titled “Nine Blessings from the Non-Conservative Christian Movement.”  I thought it would be interesting this Friday to swing that table around and write about things that non-conservatives can learn from conservatives. Keep in mind that when I talk…

Nine Blessings from the Non-Conservative Christian Movement

Progressive, Unfundamentalist, the Christian Left, Mainline, the Liberal Church, the Next Church, or Liberal Evangelicals.  Call the non-conservative Christian movement what you may, but these groups are changing the face of Christianity.  Conservative Christians may be praying that these groups go away, but I…