From Christianity to Progressive Christianity and Back Again, with Josh Morris—The Alisa Childers Podcast #94
Totalitarianism: How Christians Can Resist the New Cultural Religion, with Rod Dreher—The Alisa Childers Podcast #93
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Answering Progressive Christian Memes 2: Is it a Sin to Smoke & Drink? Do we Worship the Bible? With Mike Winger—The Alisa Childers Podcast #89
Answering Progressive Christian Memes: Is it a Sin to Cuss, Be Gay, Have an Abortion? With Mike Winger — The Alisa Childers Podcast #88
Tracy grew up in the church, but when her identification as queer contradicted her Evangelical upbringing, she decided she no longer fit within that tradition. Through the teachings of Richard Rohr, she found a spiritual home with the practice of contemplative spirituality. Tracy’s experience mirrors that of many millennial ex-Evangelicals who have discovered a spiritual mentor and teacher in the Franciscan priest, author, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), Richard Rohr.
The CAC website describes Rohr as “a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.” Rohr’s teachings are gaining influence, especially among millennials who grew up in the Evangelical church. He is particularly influential in the progressive Christian movement and is referred to as a spiritual father, hero, and mentor by well-known progressive voices. He is endorsed by progressive leaders like Rob Bell, Jen Hatmaker, William Paul Young, Michael Gungor, and Brian McLaren, to name just a few. As Rohr gains popularity, it becomes increasingly more important for church leaders to be aware of his teachings and their widespread influence. In this article, I’ll take a look at Rohr’s view of the Bible, the cross, and the gospel.
Sex, Purity Culture, Marriage, and Singleness: Is the Church Getting it Wrong? With Sean McDowell—The Alisa Childers Podcast #86