Material Studied by the Contemporary Christian Roundtable at

Mountain View United Methodist Church

Woodland Park, Colorado



  1. Draft chapters of Faith Beyond Mere Belief by Sam Gould (fall, 2008)

  2. 8 Points of Progressive Christianity Study Guide, (spring, 2009)

  3. Challenges to the 21st Century Church by various sources (spring, 2009)

  4. The Illustrated World's Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions by Huston Smith. (fall, 2009)

  5. Writing in the Sand: Jesus & the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore (spring, 2010)

  6. If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland. (spring, 2010)  

  7. The God I Don't Believe In - Charting a New Course for Christianity by Gary L. Wilburn (fall, 2010)

  8. What Does a Progressive Christian Believe? A Guide for the Searching, the Open, and the Curious by Delwin Brown (spring, 2011)

  9. The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’ Final Days in Jerusalem, by Marcus J. Borg and John Crossan. (spring, 2011)

  10. Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale by Ian Morgan Cron (fall, 2011)

  11. Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg (spring, 2012)

  12. Jimmy Allen Case Study (spring, 2011)

  13. The Best of James Moore, by James Moore (fall, 2012)

  14. A Faith Worth Believing by Tom Stella (spring, 2013)

  15. The First Paul by Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan (spring, 2013)

  16. Finding God Beyond Religion by Tom Stella (summer, 2013)

  17. The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox (fall, 2013)

  18. The Underground Church by Robin Meyers (winter, 2014)

  19. Peace & Justice Sessions (spring, 2014)

  20. Living the Questions Video Series (fall 2014, winter, 2015, spring, 2015)

  21. Traveling Mercies, Annie Lamott (summer 2015)

  22. Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most, by Marcus Borg (fall 2015)

  23. Native American Spirituality by Mel Jordan (fall, 2015)

  24. Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance,  by Robin Myers (winter 2016).

  25. Thomas Merton’s Life two video sessions (winter, 2016)

  26. Spong YouTube on Evolution into Full Humanity (spring 2016)

  27. The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man, by Walter Wink (lectures by Rodney Noel Saunders, spring 2016).

  28. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande (spring 2016)

  29. The Gift of Years, by Joan Chittister (summer, 2016)

  30. Weird Church by Beth Ann Estock and Paul Nixon (fall, 2016)

  31. Being Christian in the 21st Century by Sam Gould, draft chapters 2 & 6 (fall, 2016)

  32. Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy by John Shelby Spong (winter/spring, 2017)

  33. Tears We Cannot Stop, by Michael Dyson (fall 2017).

  34. Grounded: Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution, by Diana Butler Bass (late fall 2017-winter 2018)

  35. The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings, by John Philip Newell (Spring 2018)

  36. If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus by Philip Gulley (Spring, 2018)

  37. Being Christian in the Twenty-First Century, by Sam Gould (Summer 2018)

  38. Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way by Kent Nerburn (fall 2018)

  39. World Religions: A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions by Huston Smith (winter 2019)

  40.  Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti and Cynthia Bourgeault (late spring 2019)

  41. The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World by Bart D. Ehrman (summer, 2019)

  42. Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis by Kent Nerburn (Fall, 2019)

  43. Ageless Soul: The Life Journey Toward Meaning and Joy by Thomas Moore (Fall 2019)

  44. The Great Spiritual Migration, by Brian McLaren (Spring, 2020)

  45. Letter from the Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Summer, 2020)

  46. Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman (Summer, 2020)

  47. Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church, by Philip Yancey (Summer/Fall 2020)

  48. Fratelli Tutti – Pope Francis’ encyclical regarding the human family. (Late Fall 2020)

  49. In Sync with the Sacred, Out of Step with the World, by Tom Stella (Winter/Spring 2021)

  50. The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz (Spring 2021)

  51. A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter (Summer 2021)