Just kind of stumbled on the TCPC website recently, and I have to say that I'm very intrigued by the 8 tenants. A little about myself... Dad's family is Catholic and after attending Catholic schools, he lost interest in the whole thing. Mom's family were not regular church-goers. By the time my brother and I came along, it was not a priority in our lives. We went through phases where my mom thought that we should all be attending church on Sunday as a family, but it was on and off. In Junior High and High School, I became a regular at Youth Group. I admit, it was mostly for the social benefits. I guess I just never really bought into everything. I felt that if I could only accept bits and pieces, then I couldn't really call myself a "Christian." Church pretty much moved to the back burner.
Recently I've been reading about Buddhism, and found that I agree with a lot what I am reading, but again - not quite all of it. Which I guess has led me to a lot of google searches and eventually here. After browsing around the website, I find a lot of this to combine the Christianity and Buddhism that I believe to be true.
Some questions though....
Would most of you consider Progressive Christianity an actual separate denomination of Christianity? If so, are there churches that identify themselves as Progressive Christian churches? I can't seem to find any in the Chicago area....
I see alot on this board about UCC churches... can someone summarize the differences?
I'd appreciate any advice and maybe some other material to get me through Progressive Christianity 101.