Five Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity

by Alisa Childers


Several years ago, my husband and I began attending a local evangelical, nondenominational church. We cherished the sense of community we found among the loving and authentic people we met there, and the intelligent, “outside the box” pastor who led our flock with thought-provoking sermons. Sadly, the church started going off the rails theologically, and after about a year and a half, we made the difficult decision to leave. Today that church is a self-titled “Progressive Christian Community.”


Back then I had never heard of “progressive Christianity,” and even now it is difficult to pin down what actually qualifies someone as a progressive Christian. However, there are signs—certain phrases and ideas—that seem to be consistent in progressive circles. Read More