Progressive Christianity

As we engage the insights of progressive christian theology, new connections are beginning to emerge.  These are exciting times to be in the church.  On this page you will find information and links regarding Progressive Christianity that have informed our life together at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newmarket, Ontario. As things emerge we will add to this page, so check back often. Or send us any contributions you’d like to make as we continue to explore.


Progressive Christianity – Pastor Dawn


The Great Emergence as understood by Phyllis Tickle

Emerging? Emergent? Emergence?

What is Progressive Christianity?

Fred Plumer of has some ideas.

David R. Dykes gives his view of Progressive Christianity

Peter Rollins speaks about the many definitions of the Emergent Church Movement. Peter will be our guest at Holy Cross the weekend of April 12-14, 2013

Claremont Graduate University professor Philip Clayton

Pamela Eisenbaum, Fellow of the Westar Institute

Gregory C. Jenks, Academic Dean of St. Francis Theological College in Brisbane

Robert A. Kraft, former President of the Society of Biblical Literature

Stephen J. Patterson, Fellow of the Westar Institute

There are important distinctions between “emergent” and “progressive” christianity. There are also some significant connections.

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