John Shelby Spong

John Shelby "Jack" Spong is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church. His best-selling books include "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism," "A New Christianity for a New World," "Why Christianity Must Change or Die," and "Eternal Life."

Stories by John Shelby Spong
Catholic beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on non-Catholics

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

We have postponed the day of economic reckoning

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

God’s plan for the O’Donnell campaign?

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Immigration: Am I my brother’s keeper?

Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral or … Continued

Bias against child abuse and systematic cover-ups

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Ordination does not = immunity from prosecution

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued