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It can sometimes seem that Christian and non-Christian perspectives, religious and secular perspectives, academic and devotional perspectives, can find little common ground. Progressive Christian are committed to building bridges and at least listening to other perspectives, while also articulating our own stance with confidence and conviction. There is no one “progressive Christian perspective” on Easter or resurrection. But here is one progressive Christian perspective, in the form of an excerpt from a blog post Jim Burklo wrote:
Jesus’ fan club in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday had to make a choice after Good Friday. Could they forgive him for not being the Superman Savior who would drive the Romans out of their land? Could they forgive God for allowing their beloved Rabbi to be murdered? Could they begin to understand God as Love instead of as an omnipotent Ruler of the Cosmos? Would they scatter and skulk and whine about the horrible things that happened that week? Or would they get up, dust themselves off, gather together, forgive without forgetting, remember the divine Love that flowed from Jesus, and redouble their commitment to living it out as a community?
Easter - Christians - Something - Miracle - Decision
At Easter, progressive Christians celebrate something much more significant than a supernatural miracle. We celebrate the decision of Jesus’ followers to be the church – to stick together in the community of compassion in which we gather this and every Sunday. That’s what it means for the Christ to live within us. That’s what we mean when we repeat the ancient...
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I find it extremely funny when people keep voting and expecting the government to change!