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What, Exactly, Is a Progressive?

posted by Tony Jones

Philip Clayton (who is, by the way, da bomb!) tells us:



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Gabe Dutton

posted February 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm


I love it.



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Rev Dave

posted February 3, 2009 at 8:56 pm


I love it too, that is really good. Progressive as transforming the world into the Kingdom of God, God’s dream for the world. I think those are the words I’ve been searching for to describe why I call myself progressive. It goes beyond the bankrupt liberal/conservative divide, it is not beholden to any political party, while it does engage politics because politics is how we organize our society. It sounds like good news for all kinds of people in all kinds of need in all kinds of places.



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Ken Bussell

posted February 4, 2009 at 3:13 am


I just wrote a blog post titled “Has Oregon Made Me More Liberal?” I moved from Indiana to Oregon eight years ago, and I’ve noticed a shift in my political views. I think striving toward a consistent faith has resulted in the current inconsistency of my politics. In my post I tackle three major issues that have led me down a more progressive path: poverty, abortion, and the Bush presidency. I get the sense that these issues and others have caused many to reevaluate their political ideology.



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Blue Collar Todd

posted February 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm


Clayton has it totally wrong. Christians are to be salt and light to the world, not have the world mold and transform Christians. It seems a relativistic mindset is dominating Liberals/Progressives these days and that stands in ,a href=”http://whyimnotademocrat.blogspot.com/2008/12/jesus-is-object-of-our-faith-and-that.html”>antithesis to biblical Christianity.



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