Understanding Christian Nationalism: An invitation to explore the movement shaping American politics
Diana Butler Bass's three-essay exploration of the history, theology, and social movement that has brought us to where we are, today. Read all three. Study with others. Discussion questions are included in this post.
“What Makes Christian Social Innovation Christian?” featuring Kenda Creasy Dean
Murmurations: Returning to the Whole
JUN 29, 2022
To heal ourselves, we must remember that we are a small part of a much greater whole.
Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza wonders: You HAVE received power. What are you doing with it?: Testing the Limits of Inclusion
Diana Butler Bass offers essential insights in New Old-Time Religion: Shall the Fundamentalists Win This Time?
Listen to her Ruining Dinner podcast, co-produced with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity.
“We need public rituals of confession … of lamentation.”
Krista Tippet with Rev. Phil Jackson
Father Richard Rohr encourages us to consider our relationship with Compassion in Contemplation Creates Compassion and Compassion as Steadfast Love, and more...
See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.
Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble encourages using The Subversive Way of Love when engaging in social justice efforts.
The Kaleo Center offers this excellent resource on Sevenfold Social Transformation: excellent reading for vision, mission, and identity discernment; outreach and organizing discussions; and community engagement decisions.
USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and KALW's The Spiritual Edge podcast shares its first season, Sacred Steps: intimate profiles of activists and humanitarians challenging the status quo. From a COVID ward in Boston, to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, each episode connects listeners to the struggles and hopes of individuals giving everything for the wellbeing of others. Listen to the trailer here.
An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice
Their Racial Justice, LGBTQIA+, Gender and Environment pages are updated regularly with articles reflective of current events, issues, and practices.
[ ] Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power. The language can be raw, but the conversations will fuel small group discussions.
Episode 58: The Neoliberal Optimism Industry may be a good place to start (see transcript here).
The Our Angry Eden Discussion Guide is perfect for church groups, book clubs, and individual study.
CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort: