What is a Liberal Mainline Protestant?

This week and next, Dan walks Ellen (and the rest of us) through the world of Liberal Mainline Protestants: Methodists, Episcopalians, some Lutherans, some Presbyterians, United Church of Christ, and others. This is Part 1, which includes a lot of Dan and Ellen talking through and clarifying various ideas.

3:00 – What does “Liberal Mainline Protestant Church” mean?

10:45 – Meet the voters and experts

14:30 – What makes Liberal Mainliners different than Evangelicals?

21:58- Our hosts’ thoughts on the differences between Mainline Protestants and Evangelicals

29:00- “Evangelical vs Liberal”: Experts weigh in on the issue

39:00 – Political involvement among Liberal Mainliners

47:24- “The oppressors and the oppressed”: Liberal ideology and its relation to Christian ethics 

58:00 – Action steps: find a church, read a book, listen to a podcast

Tripp’s book and podcast: https://homebrewedchristianity.com/

Jim’s book: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/evangelical-vs-liberal-9780195300123


Homebrewed Culture Cast: http://www.christianpiatt.com/culturecast

“A New Kind of Christianity”: https://www.amazon.com/New-Kind-Christianity-Questions-Transforming/dp/0061853992

“The Bible Tells Me So”: https://www.amazon.com/Bible-Tells-Me-Defending-Scripture/dp/0062272039

“People’s History of Christianity”: https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-Christianity-Other-Story/dp/0061448710

“Heart of Christianity”: https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Christianity-Rediscovering-Life-Faith/dp/0060730684

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