Listen to the podcast interview Take a hike: ‘Asphalt Jesus’ takes progressive Christianity on the road As followers of Christ, often we find it far too intimidating or difficult to go across the street to share our faith with another person, let alone take a
The Rock Metropolitan Community Church, West Hollywood, Calif. The Path of Jesus is found where Christ’s followers honor the role of the state in maintaining justice and peace, so far as human discernment and ability make possible. We affirm the separation of church and state,
Diaconate Candidacy Sermon Given at Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church, Phoenix, Ariz. Readings: Loving our Neighbor Includes: Engaging people authentically, as Jesus did, treating all as creations made in God’s very image, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or
Exercising Their Faith Eric Elnes had a vision last year for the development of a truly progressive Christianity-and he promptly tried to forget it. “It was the plum from heaven that exploded like a hand grenade,” Elnes, pastor at the gay-friendly Scottsdale Congregational United Church
Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church, Phoenix, Ariz. Reading for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, sold all else that he had and bought it. (Matthew
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