Shannon T.L. Kearns
Shannon T.L. Kearns
August, 2012
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What A Christian Looks Like
August 31, 2012
progressivetrouble

I’ve been writing lately about what I see as the problem with the liberal/mainline/progressive church. I’ve talked about Liberal Vs. Progressive, why we’re not growing, and said that I think Mark Driscoll is right. Then I shifted a bit and raised the question “Why Christianity?” and offered my reasons as to “Why I Am A Christian.”. My next question was about a “Salvation Moment” and my answer. I want to continue in that vein of raising a question and then…

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What Does A Christian Look Like?
August 30, 2012
progressivetrouble

I’ve been writing lately about what I see as the problem with the liberal/mainline/progressive church. I’ve talked about Liberal Vs. Progressive, why we’re not growing, and said that I think Mark Driscoll is right. Then I shifted a bit and raised the question “Why Christianity?” and offered my reasons as to “Why I Am A Christian.”. My next question was about a “Salvation Moment” and my answer. I want to continue in that vein of raising a question and then…

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Quick And Dirty Intro. To Queer Theology
August 29, 2012
theology

Last summer I put out a call for a Queer Theology Synchroblog and in August of 2011 a great group of people participated. So it’s time for another one! The date of this year’s synchroblog is going to be October 10. On each Wednesday from now until then, I will post some reflections on Queer Theology. The official call for the synchroblog (with the theme and the instructions) will go up in a couple of Wednesdays, so keep checking back!…

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Ask the AR: Bibles?
August 27, 2012
asktheAR

Ask the Anarchist Reverend is a weekly feature here on the site. If you have a question you’d like to ask, you can send me an email (anarchistreverend at gmail), find me on twitter, or submit your question using formspring. Today’s question: You’ve lived some radical changes between your fundamentalist upbringing and now. Out of pure curiosity, what have the Bibles of your life been, and (how) have they related to those bigger changes?   This is a fun question!…

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My Answer: Salvation Moment
August 24, 2012
personal

Yesterday I raised the question of whether or not a “salvation moment” is necessary. Today I want to offer my thoughts.   On the one hand, I think the idea of a “salvation moment” is one we can let go of. It’s been used in manipulative ways, used as a “get out of Hell free” card, used to separate people from each other. In those ways I think this idea of salvation as a moment is unhelpful. I also believe,…

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A Salvation Moment?
August 23, 2012
progressivetrouble

I’ve been writing lately about what I see as the problem with the liberal/mainline church. I’ve talked about Liberal Vs. Progressive, why we’re not growing, and said that I think Mark Driscoll is right. Last week I shifted a bit and raised the question “Why Christianity?” and then offered my reasons as to “Why I Am A Christian.” I want to continue in that vein of raising a question and then offering my answer on a variety of different topics….

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A Prayer for the Wanderers
August 22, 2012
theology

Yesterday I released “A Guide To Recovering From Fundamentalism”. Today I want to offer a prayer for all of us who sometimes take the circuitous route, those of us who wander, who leave home and find new homes. God of the exiles, of those who wandered for 40 years in the desert, of those who have no place to lay their heads. God of the seekers and dreamers, the disaffected and disillusioned, the worn out and burnt out, the rejected…

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Ask the AR: Why Be Catholic?
August 20, 2012
asktheAR

Ask the Anarchist Reverend is a weekly feature here on the site. If you have a question you’d like to ask, you can send me an email (anarchistreverend at gmail), find me on twitter, or submit your question using formspring. Today’s question: Why be Catholic?   This is an interesting question for me to answer. I have been struck recently by how much separation there seems to be between people who say they are Christian and people who say they are Catholic….

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This Is Why I Am A Christian
August 17, 2012
personal

Yesterday I asked for people to answer the question “Why am I a Christian?” This is my reflection on and answer to that question:   I remain a Christian for a reason. Certainly, as a queer person, it would be easier to not be a part of the church. It would be easier to write all of this off. But my theology means something to me. It sustains me and gives me strength. It also challenges me to be and…

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Why Christianity?
August 16, 2012
progressivetrouble

I’ve been writing lately about what I see as the problem with the liberal/mainline church. I’ve talked about Liberal Vs. Progressive, why we’re not growing, and said that I think Mark Driscoll is right. I want to shift the conversation a bit and start to talk about a way forward.   I want to start with a question to those of you who indentify as liberal/progressive and as a Christian. Why are you a Christian?   I plan to answer…

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