This is a fantastic address from the religion editor of the Huffington Post, about why now, of all times, is an exciting time to be a Progressive Christian. Even in the face of declining numbers for mainline churches, there is great opportunity. The social pressure to declare oneself a “Christian” is decreasing. But progressive Christians have a chance to show the world that the Love of Christ is about more than belonging to a club, and that it is not about exclusion, or control, or close-mindedness. We have a chance now to change the public perception of Christianity by actually following in the footsteps of Jesus.