Bishop john shelby spong 23k likes a teaching bishop and best selling author who makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson — the official facebook page for the website of bishop john shelby spong, wwwjohnshelbyspongcom and. Speaking at community christian church of springfield, mo, bishop spong gave us a taste of sections of his next book which will be on the gospel of matthew. Shelby spong essays john dss (dea resume meaning in tagalog sea scrolls christianity menu john shelby spong essays about progressive christianity embrace the search not certainty progressive christianity represents the most liberal wing of christianity, just. The bishop 39 s voice selected essays 1979 1999 golden resource book selected essays 1979 1999 by john shelby spong for twenty years episcopal bishop john spong.
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Essay by rev brandan robertson at the end of his most recent book unbelievable, bishop spong poses a question that should be grappled with by every person of faith in this modern era essentially, he asks, can christianity in its theology, liturgy, institutions, and practices evolve to meet the rapidly emerging new textures of reality in. Find nearly any book by john shelby spong (page 2) get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers more editions of the bishop's voice: selected essays. John shelby spong jump to: navigation, search john shelby jack spong (born june 16, 1931) is a retired american bishop of the episcopal church from 1979 to 2000 he was bishop of newark (based in newark, new jersey.
Bishop spong speaks on the topic of religious wounding and church reform at the fourth annual conference of the theosophical society entitled healing our religious wounds: an interfaith approach with bishop john shelby spong, april 24th, 9a-3pm. An interview of retired episcopal bishop john shelby spong with keith morrison of dateline nbc back in august of 2006 spong: i don't think hell exists i happen to believe in life after death, but i don't think it's got a thing to do with reward and punishment religion is always in the control business, and that's. While acknowledging that spong's writing strikes a chord with lay people in the churches and the general public, the book's authors believe a balanced response is needed they accomplish this by commending the bishop for having the courage of his convictions while challenging his teachings on. Bishop spong wants the issues to be discussed, or at least i think he does the essential spong is strictly ad hominem the importance of william witt's essay to this collection is that he has verified and documented a weakness in spong's theology: continental drift.
At 82, bishop john shelby spong doesn't have to be the liberal enfant terrible whose pronouncements against traditional dogmas once scandalized i can remember when getting a woman as a rector was the hardest thing you ever did, spong said with a gratified smile as he relaxed on a sofa in the. Welcome bishop shelby spong weekly newsletter subcribers to the tcpc discussion board a special area has been created for for your convenience for discussion of his weekly newsletters under special topics, please familiarize yourself with our guidelines and feel free to also participate in any o. John shelby spong was bishop of the diocese of new jersey for twenty four years before his retirement in 2001 he is a graduate of the university of north carolina and virginia episcopal seminary many of bishop spong's essays can be found on his website.
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Bishop john shelby spong i am happy to do that i was born in what we call the bible belt i was an evangelical fundamentalist in charlotte nc i grew up in a world that thought segregation was the will of god, that women were inferior to men, that it was okay to hate other religions and especially jews. John shelby spong on wn network delivers the latest videos and editable pages for news & events, including from 1979 to 2000 he was bishop of newark (based in newark, new jersey) he is a liberal shelby -- the letter below is from the richland county commissioners requesting that the. Join bishop john shelby spong as he takes us on a journey to the times of jesus' birth, focusing on luke's account while luke's narrative, the most detailed account of the birth of jesus, is lyrical and inspiring, in the birth of jesus, spong persuasively demonstrates it is allegory layer.