Blog Profile / The Rev. Chuck Currie

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Where I Can Be Found

This blog, believe it or not, was started back in 2003. It was one of the first progressive Christians blogs to exist. Now, thankfully, there are many progressive Christian voices online These days I don't update the blog very often...

Sin Brews At Trump Tower

My new op-ed: Sin Brews At Trump Tower via @HuffPostBlog #Faith4Hillary #ImWithHer #2016elections #DonaldTrump — Rev.Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) October 25, 2016

Remembering James "Jim" B. Barlow

For thirty-three years, Jim Barlow has been my friend. His death in the early hours of this morning stings and I am not alone. Hundreds if not thousands of family, colleagues, friends, fellow churchgoers, and certainly those who were his students feel the same way this evening.

Make A Gift; Change The World

Any election year brings compelling requests for contributions. This is one more ask. Instead of supporting a candidate, however, I am asking for you to support a cause: the pursuit of justice through the development of new leaders at both...

I Am Not Afraid To Walk The More Difficult Path

The gospel of Jesus at the core is love, and though many have tried that ideal has never been diminished. It is the central organizing principle of all the great faith traditions of the world. What is divine is not limited to one religion or another. Love, justice, humility (Micah 6:8) are a summons to action that we all share.

Hate Is Not Holy: Statement from Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie On Orlando Shooting

Our religious bodies must do more to promote love over conflict, and faith communities and civil bodies must join forces to dramatically reduce gun violence. We must mourn our dead while working for a more peaceful America.

Religious Leaders Back Obama Administration On Transgender Protections

Leading religious leaders from across the nation have sent a letter to President Obama welcoming the decision by the Obama Administration to expand Title IX discrimination protections to support transgender students. Hundreds of people of faith have joined in support.

A Theology Lesson For Donald Trump: Hatred Is Not Christian

Getting lots of anonymous tweets today from ?Donald Trump? supporters, like the one pictured here, rejecting ?pluralism? and embracing ?Islamaphobia?. So many of them have white supremacist sayings and photos in their profiles. It should be frightening that people like...

Stand Down The Personal Attacks; Focus On Trump and Cruz

The temptation in campaigns is to vilify those we do not support and I fall victim to that myself sometimes too. Primary elections often times become difficult and acrimonious even when the candidates involved share many of the same principles...

White House Easter Prayer Breakfast 2016

Was it worth a 36-hour round trip from Portland to DC and back again to attend the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast. Absolutely. Here's why. First, it provided the opportunity to thank President Obama personally for the kindness he and...

Remembering Loyd Hubbard

Loyd Hubbard – Southern-turned Oregonian, former chief of staff to the Oregon Senate, confidant of legendary Oregon Governor Tom McCall, manager / owner of The Empire Apartments, and advocate for ending homelessness at Baloney Joe’s – died today. He was 82.

Looking For Peace In Israel/Palestine

My oped at @HuffingtonPost: Looking For #Peace In Israel/Palestine #CTSStudyTour #Israel #Palestine — Rev.Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) January 25, 2016

Right-Wing In Israel Rethinking Gaza

This could be good news: If even Education Minister Naftali Bennett, the most right-wing member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, has reached the conclusion that the siege on the Gaza Strip should be lifted, we can only wonder: What...

Photos from #CTSStudyTour to Israel - Palestine

For those I'm not connected with on Facebook, here is the collection of most of the photos I took in Israel - Palestine. The captions are not quite as detailed as what was posted on Facebook but I hope you...

Rabin: The Peacemaker

Today found us in Tel Aviv where we visited The Yitzhak Rabin Center, a museum that commemorates the life of the assassinated prime minister of Israel. Rabin was killed by an ultra-Orthodox Jew upset over Rabin's efforts to forge a peace with the Palestinians.

Blessed Are The Meek

Dr. Ken Stone, CTS's academic dean, noted the passage "Blessed are the meek" and suggested that part of what we should take away from this trip is a sense of humility. The situation in Israel - Palestine does not lend itself to easy answers.

Visiting A Palestine Refugee Camp

There are no easy answers to how to solve the Israeli - Palestinian question but there is no question these camps violate basic human rights.

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