Am I a Christian?

Thursday 3rd September, 2015

Am I a Christian? David Kemp finds much to agree with in the June edition of Progressive Voices. This lead him to ponder whether he can still call himself a Christian. He starts with the quote in the front cover, from Karen Armstrong.

"Jesus did not spend a great deal of time discoursing about the trinity or original sin or the incarnation, which have preoccupied later Christians. He went around doing good and being compassionate."   

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An Australian Abroad

Thursday 3rd September, 2015 | Author: Val Webb

An Australian Abroad Theologian Val Webb reflects on her UK tour of PCN groups earlier this year. She warns the progressive movement against developing a new orthodoxy and to be respectful of those taking their first steps into progressive thinking.

In April this year, I completed another "grand tour" of progressive groups in the UK.  Maurice and I drove 2,800 miles, enjoying both the natural beauty of the countryside and the warmth of local hospitality.  Of the ten places visited in twelve days (Stirling, Glasgow, Stockport, Sheffield, Albrighton, Tavistock, Truro, Newbury, Leicester and Welwyn Garden City), only two (Stockport and Sheffield) were groups I visited on my 2013 tour.  I am forever impressed at the number of PCN groups across the UK and of the national organization that pulls them together with its website and events.

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