Being a “progressive” isnt necessarily about progressPosted: August 8, 2012
The political term “progressive” implies progress. It implies that those who adhere to the label, prefer change and improvement. But do they really prefer change and improvement as a goal in its own right? Will they to some extent never be satisfied with a status quo? Or is the label just marketing to obscure that are they really just people who like leftist views, and who prefer the label ‘progressive’ because it sounds positive and productive rather than being simply partisan?
This article; http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Christians-and-Progress-Following-Jesus-Paul-Fromberg-06-16-2011.html intentionally or otherwise, raises these questions by implication, when it asks the audacious question of whether Christian Progressives are simply aiming for orthodoxy!
We see the same thing in this article, which refers to “A progressive theological current that emphasizes the Catholic Church’s closeness to the poor and the marginalized …” Surely that’s a traditional theological current!
For those who want to know more about being ‘progressive’, this video is insightful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwK7VRkbGiU&feature=player_embedded