June 2010 Newsletter

James Quinton appeals to progressive Christians to maintain the distinctively Christian elements of God and not to reduce their faith to a “vague and rootless theology” which might better belong to a “Progressive Spirituality Network”. Jack Dean appeals to progressive Christians to seek out the roots of their faith in the itinerant teacher, Jesus. He goes on to suggest “our pointless liturgy and dreary three-point sermon” should be abandonned in favour of a “programme of re-education, inaugurating a challenge to engage in life”. Graham Hellier calls for a bloodless re-writing of the communion service and Chris Avis challenges the idea of a “Great Commission”. Hugh Dawes takes a sideways look at Quakers through two new publications and Duncan Craig reviews a book on why so many young Americans are embracing religious orthodoxy.