What is a Progressive Bible Study?
Not all Christians are alike. Not all Bible studies should be either.
Progressive Christianity is characterized by a willingness to question tradition, to accept human diversity, to work for social justice, to care for the poor and the oppressed, and to practice environmental stewardship of the earth. Progressive Christians have a deep belief in Jesus’ instruction to “love one another” (John 15:17). This leads to a focus on promoting values such as compassion, justice, mercy, and tolerance.
In addition, progressive Christians have come to the understanding that systems of power, privilege, and oppression have traditionally created barriers for persons and groups with particular identities, ages, abilities and histories. For April’s part, she pledges to do all she can to replace such barriers with love and mutual respect.
Progressive Christianity is not intended to be synonymous with progressive political views, but is a reflection of our baptismal vows to love like Jesus loves.