Helpful conversation within the church can go astray when "straw" people are set up - an imaginary other that needs to be defeated at all costs, including that of honesty about them. This page contains examples of the religious right's "straw" portrayal of what has variously been called prophetic, social holiness, social gospel, liberal or progressive Christianity and one response to clarify the issue in question.
This is not a site for defense of Progressive Christianity against others but clarifications we pray will aid progressive Christians through a presentation of larger contexts and affirmations of what we understand to be a valued gift of the Holy Spirit to the whole of creation.
Confessing Movement/Dr. Ira Gallaway for May/June 2002 - [June 15, 2002]
Riley Case - [May 1, 2002]
Good News Editorial for May/June 2002 - [April 19, 2002]
Tom Lambrecht/Good News Strategy - [April 19, 2002]
WACUM (Wisconsin Association of Confessing United Methodists) - [April 4, 2002]
IRD (Institute on Religion and Democracy) - [March 11, 2002]
UnOfficial Confessing Movement Page - [March 7, 2002]
IRD UMActon - [June 2002]
John Lomparis (IRD) - [May 13, 2014]
Africa Initiative Message - [August 5, 2016]