Progressive Christianity

Progressive Christianity is a post-liberal, post-modern influenced approach to the Christian faith that:

  • Proclaims Jesus of Nazareth as Christ, Savior, and Lord.
  • Emphasizes the Way and teachings of Jesus, not merely His person.
  • Emphasizes God’s immanence not merely God’s transcendence.
  • Leans toward panentheism rather than supernatural theism.
  • Emphasizes salvation here and now instead of primarily in heaven later.
  • Emphasizes being saved for robust, abundant/eternal life over being saved from hell.
  • Emphasizes the social/communal aspects of salvation instead of merely the personal.
  • Stresses social justice as integral to Christian discipleship.
  • Takes the Bible seriously but not necessarily literally, embracing a more interpretive, metaphorical understanding.
  • Emphasizes orthopraxy instead of orthodoxy (right actions over right beliefs).
  • Embraces reason as well as paradox and mystery – instead of blind allegiance to rigid doctrines and dogmas.
  • Does not consider homosexuality to be sinful.
  • Doesn’t claim that Christianity is the only valid or viable way to connect to God (is non-exclusive).
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