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Visioning a future church for the now; creating communities centered on Christ, cosmic good, and conscientious living.

A New Story

The End of Religion     The End of Religion Study Companion     The End of Religion Study Companion

Ask Me for a Blessing (You Know You Need One)     Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be     Blessed are the Women: Naming & Reclaiming Women’s Stories from the Gospels     Born Again and Again          The Coming Jesus and the Anthropocene               Cover Image          Do I Stay Christian?          Everything Good about God Is True: Choosing Faith     Faith After Doubt      BL_AFaithOfManyRooms_Cover_9781506481456c     Faith on Trial     Godbreathed     Good Book: How White Evangelicals Save the Bible to Save Themselves     The Great Reckoning     HIM by Geoff Ryman     Holy Runaways: Rediscovering Faith After Being Burned by Religion     Humankind     John Pavlovitz; Pavlovitz; palvovitz; plavlovitz; jon Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz book; Pavlovitz book; john Pavlovitz books; Pavlovitz books; new Pavlovitz; new john Pavlovitz; new Pavlovitz book; new Pavlovitz books; new john Pavlovitz book; new john Pavlovitz books; stuff that needs to be said; stuff that needs to be said blog; stuff that needs to be said book; spiritual none; spiritual nones; religious none; religious nones; if god is love; If god is love book; if god is love Pavlovitz; if god is love john Pavlovitz; if god is love Pavlovitz book; if god is love john Pavlovitz book; if god is love don’t be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; if god is love dont be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; finding faith that makes us better; finding a faith that makes us better humans; Christian living book; Christian living books; progressive Christian; progressive Christians; progressive Christianity; progressive Christian book; progressive Christianity book; progressive Christianity books; the church of not being horrible; how to be a better Christian; being a better Christian; Christian left; the Christian left; progressive Christian author, progressive Christian authors; john Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; john Pavlovitz trump; john Pavlovitz Wikipedia; who is john Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz author; john Pavlovitz blog; john Pavlovitz quotes;; john Pavlovitz bio; pastor john Pavlovitz youtube; liberal christian; liberal christianity; liberal christian book; liberal christianiy books; progressive religion; progressive religion books; F2021;GFT2018     In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit     Jesus on Main Street     Jesus Takes a Side          Cover for A New Christianity for a New World     Post-Traumatic Jesus     Practice the Pause: Jesus' Contemplative Practice, New Brain Science, and What It Means to Be Fully Human     Prodigal Gospel               The Raven and the Dove, The Big Fish, and The Stubborn Donkey     Cover for Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul     Security after Christendom     Spiritual Consipation     The Storied Church: A Strategy for Congregational Renewal     BL_SurvivingGod_Cover_9781506495781c          Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Thriving Christian Communities     Undoing Conquest: Ancient Israel, the Bible, and the Future of Christianity     An Untidy Faith     Upside-Down Apocalypse     When We Belong

                                                                                        Oneing also available in pdf.

Positive Media

The “Heresy Is Good” podcast is about fighting back against the evangelicals’ disinformation and distortion of the gospel. It addresses their hypocrisy and ignorance of Christian history, and examines why people who couldn’t even see through the transparent lies of Donald Trump, culminating in the “Big Lie,” believe that they are somehow the spiritually enlightened ones qualified to interpret Christ for the world.

With rigorous reporting on positive community responses to social problems and insightful commentary to spark constructive discourse, YES! Media inspires people to build a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Kimberly DanielA Way Out of No Way: An In-Depth Interview with Kimberly Daniel

How can Christian innovation address the needs of people who are under-resourced and undervalued? Jessica Anschutz of the Lewis Center staff interviews Kimberly Daniel about how Christian innovation can begin to break down barriers to wealth and flourishing.

Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble encourages all of us to Say What You Mean.

Fr. Richard Rohr includes numerous voices in his week-long focus on A New Story: each day (Jan. 10-15) is profound.

Richard Rohr asks leaders to become - or make room for - Becoming Wise Fools.

Rohr's Hell, No! week is full of life-giving, Love-filled theology.

3 Daily Breath's on community change:

Rev. Natalia Terfa reflects on The Church and the Great Resignation.

Katie Langston sums up Faith+Lead's Listening Sessions in Changing the Conversation.

And Padraig O'Tuama's introduction of Krista Tippett's interview with scientist Suzanne Simard, invites us to consider how Simard's Wood Wide Web might influence communication and reciprocity within human communities.


Not Dead Yet

by Dorothy Butler Bass

[Read this one for a little hope and affirmation!]

Webinars & Trainings


Organizing Church

In this Exchanges training, explore what the church can learn about itself and about its mission through broad-based community organizing.

Strong church institutions depend upon a strong relational fabric grounded in sacred values, because relationships that are grounded in values are more able to withstand change and conflict. Broad-based organizing provides a unique way of building strong relationships grounded in values we hold most dear. The relationship between broad-based organizing and the church is reciprocal and mutually beneficial.

CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:

Studies - In Our Library

Find books, curricula, prayer, music, and worship elements (including a full sermon), and community organizations and businesses grouped to help congregations take next steps in antiracism work, creation care, and addressing intergenerational mental health and well-being in the WaterThreads - Woven Together: Water, Community, Well-Being. Available online and via requested download for member congregations - who should email: - for access.

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion     The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Leader's Guide

In Our Library

51% Christian: Finding Faith after Certainty     Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom,  Persistence, and Strength: Kat Armas: 9781587435089: Books                         The God We Never Knew     The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian D. Mclaren          The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction:  Rollins, Peter: 9781451609028: Books     Liberating Hope | Daring to Renew the Mainline Church (Piazza & Trimble)     A New Day in the City: Urban Church Revival  -     By: Donna Claycomb Sokol, Roger Owens     Picture     E-Book               Book - Paperback          210215_FrontCover-01.png     Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To     Cover Image     The Underground Church: Reclaiming the subversive way of Jesus - Kindle  edition by Meyers, Robin. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @     velvet-elvis     Wearing God