Progressive Christianity, progressivechristianity.org, is an open, intelligent and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that creates a pathway into an authentic and relevant religious experience.
Progressive Christians believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life; affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey.
We seek community that is inclusive of all people; know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe; find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes; strive for peace and justice among all people; strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth; commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love.
The UU Progressive Christian Fellowship is the name of UUCF's Christian Group, which is a member of the larger network of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. We meet for Christian worship grounded in progressive Christian theology.
We are followers, not worshipers of Jesus; we explore the meaning of a Cosmic Christ that embodies the UU Principles and respects the fourth source of Unitarian Universalism: "Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves."
Progressive, 21st century Christian thought is not bound to pre-modern, pre-enlightenment beliefs, but incorporates post-modern cosmology into spiritual experience and practice. Rather than focusing on the belief requirements of traditional Christianity, our UU Progressive Christian Fellowship explores the progressive Christian movement of the present day.
By concentrating on the life and teachings of the historical Jesus we seek to create and live within the paradigm of distributive justice-compassion.
Links of Interest
- The Faith of a Unitarian Universalist Christian
- The Westar Institute and Jesus Seminar
To read Rev. Carl's previous sermons on UU Perspectives on Christianity, visit our topical sermon archive under the heading "4th Source: Jewish and Christian teachings.”
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