Progress: Is it Always "Progressive"?

Progress: Is it Always "Progressive"?

Many Americans are fond of labeling certain political movements as “progressive,” which your mind immediately associates with something positive. The same is true in Biblical Interpretation and Christian practice. Movements of progress sound like where we want our boots to march, because that terminology polarizes opposing positions as “regressive” - a word we naturally don’t like. In a short article, I will not attempt to deal with any specific ideologies often placed under the umbrella of “progressive,” but I will say that historical Christianity has created the very terminology that has recently been divorced from the control of God...

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