Progressives Look Forward -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
It's been thirty years since I graduated from seminary (or it will be in June). I'm a graduate of what many consider the flagship progressive evangelical seminary, but it shares many of the qualities found in more liberal seminaries, which Paul Raushenbusch, Great Grandson of Walter Rauschenbusch, addressed in a recent graduation speech. He declared, surprising some, that it's a good time to graduate from a Progressive Seminary. While it might not seem like this is a good time, with declining congregations and all, Raushenbush the younger believes that the message that his ancestor once preached continues to resonate today. Martin Marty, always on the lookout for interesting thoughts, engages the conversation here, inviting us to dream!