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Old 04-10-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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How many times have you started a conversation by saying “I’m Christian, but I’m not…crazy/fundamentalist/mean/convinced that there is a war on Christmas”? It is always really icky-feeling, isn’t it?

Yet, God loves us too much to leave us that way–I am a Progressive Christian because I believe that God is always pushing me to grow in love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self.


10 WAYS TO DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN FAITH WITHOUT SAYING “BUT I’M NOT…”
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:43 AM
 
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How many times have you started a conversation by saying “I’m Christian, but I’m not…crazy/fundamentalist/mean/convinced that there is a war on Christmas”? It is always really icky-feeling, isn’t it?

Yet, God loves us too much to leave us that way–I am a Progressive Christian because I believe that God is always pushing me to grow in love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self.


10 WAYS TO DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN FAITH WITHOUT SAYING “BUT I’M NOT…”
That was an excellent article, but I could say pretty much the same thing, just substituting the words "I am an LDS Christian" for "I am a progressive Christian." That's not just me proselytizing; it's really how I feel.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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Live what you believe. People (Christians) can be respectful of others despite differences in lifestyle, morals, religion, race, etc. For me it's a matter of staying out of political/social issues that prove to be more and more divisive. This coming from a JW. One can hold to one's values without imposing on others.
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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That was an excellent article, but I could say pretty much the same thing, just substituting the words "I am an LDS Christian" for "I am a progressive Christian." That's not just me proselytizing; it's really how I feel.
And the difference between the two? Katzpur, Some how I feel the difference between you (LDS Christian) & LDS MORMON is similiar to the difference between me (PROGRESSIVE Christian) & evangelical fundie christian.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:26 PM
 
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And the difference between the two? Katzpur, Some how I feel the difference between you (LDS Christian) & LDS MORMON is similiar to the difference between me (PROGRESSIVE Christian) & evangelical fundie christian.
With respect to #10, you may have a point, but not really with respect to any of the other points. There are still too many "isms" within the LDS Church, which I find to be truly unfortunate, but the other statements describe Mormonism fairly accurately. Progressive Christianity in your article comes across as very positive in its outlook, focusing on how we can personally grow and improve and lift one another to a higher plane. That's what I see in Mormonism. So much of Christianity today is just so depressing, with people being taught that they are a monumental disappointment to God and deserve nothing but pain, and if He chooses to save them from this awful situation they find themselves in, they're just plain lucky, cause we all deserve to burn!
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:22 PM
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How many times have you started a conversation by saying “I’m Christian, but I’m not…crazy/fundamentalist/mean/convinced that there is a war on Christmas”? It is always really icky-feeling, isn’t it?

Yet, God loves us too much to leave us that way–I am a Progressive Christian because I believe that God is always pushing me to grow in love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self.


10 WAYS TO DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN FAITH WITHOUT SAYING “BUT I’M NOT…”
Excellent article.

Fundamentalism has given "Christian" a bad name in this country, especially in our current era of SJW and anti-SJW culture warriors. Part of it can be blamed on the media. It's hard to say your a "Christian" without also claiming the baggage that goes with that. That's especially true in the Bible Belt, where a majority of people who claim Christianity are the stereotypical fundamentalists. Maybe progressive Christians need to start calling themselves something different, sort of like Catholics (who are Christians) typically refer themselves as Catholic and not Christian to distinguish themselves from Protestantism.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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Another attempt to divide Christ.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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Another attempt to divide Christ.
Christ cannot be divided.

His followers, however, do a VERY good job of finding ways to divide into camps.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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Another attempt to divide Christ.
One can only attempt to divide when they reject others...
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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One can only attempt to divide when they reject others...
Not exactly...
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