The Christian Left WELCOMES You!
Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
On rare occasions people ask, “Why do you guys make such a big deal about this? It’s just a Facebook page where you post news articles."
No it isn’t. This is a ministry, a community, a haven, a hub, and the biggest gathering place in the world where Christian progressives and their allies can gather 24/7/365 and discuss the issues of the day, support one another, offer comfort, share hopes and dreams, ask for advice, share struggles, talk about God anytime we want without being harassed, and learn from the content and from each other how to apply the teachings of Jesus to our daily lives. By staying informed and alert we follow him on a daily path as he instructed us to do. We also observe and discuss the contrast of not following Jesus in culture and politics and how it affects society and human success or suffering.
The “Christian” Right had a stranglehold on this discussion for decades. They told us we weren’t really Christians. No more. That’s a lie. They have turned Christianity into a right-wing cult and we quite frankly had enough of their lies about us and about the cultural and political landscape. Furthermore, The “Christian” Right has thousands of wealthy donors and non-profits to support its efforts like The Heritage Foundation and The Coors Family to name just two.
From day one that’s what we’ve set out to do and it’s been 10 years now that we’ve been here. We didn’t set this community up based on selling magazines or books. We didn’t set it up for any other reason than what we’ve described above, and we are the only place online quite like it. Others have tried to duplicate our formula and it hasn’t been the same. Most have given up and moved on. Before we existed there was no such place where all of this could happen on a national scale for Christian progressives. Social media made it possible for the first time and we jumped on it.
That’s big. That’s very big and tens of thousands of you have told us you felt alone in the world before you found TCL. So did we actually. We welcome anyone who wants to be here regardless of their belief system because that’s what Jesus would do.
We’ve done a lot of things throughout the years. We’ve personally met and spoken with many of the progressive Christian thought leaders in our travels including Brian McLaren, Frank Schaeffer, Phyllis Tickle, Reverend William Barber II, Sister Simone Campbell, Fr. Richard Rohr and Jim Wallis to name a few. In 2012 we set up a legal Super PAC for progressive Christians. It folded after a time from lack of funding but we tried. We’ve put together the biggest selection of progressive Christian apparel and gear on the internet which doubles as an outreach and a way to partially support the ministry. Our designs get noticed.
We’ve partnered with many other progressive Christian businesses throughout the years including the Wild Goose Festival, Chalice Press, The Jesus Seminar, and the Patheos Progressive Christian Online Portal which is one of our current promotional partners. They feature some of the top progressive Christian thought leaders and bloggers in the world and we feature their best articles daily.
One very important aspect of all this is that we’re user supported. We could not have developed and maintained this kind of far reaching ministry for 10 years working for free. Human effort on this scale requires support. It’s a job.
If you see the value in this work make a contribution today if you can afford it and you’re not on small fixed income. Help us keep this effort going for a long time to come. Thousands are helped and encouraged by having a community like this. It’s worth it. Here’s how to make a donation (Click here)