John Shelby  Spong

John Shelby Spong

John Shelby Spong is calling for A New Christianity for a New World. He was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark for 24 years, has lectured at more than 400 colleges and universities, and his bestselling books include Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, Eternal Life: A New Vision, Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die and his autobiography, Here I Stand. His admirers call him a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the layperson, and he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and outside the church. In one of his recent books, The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible’s Texts of Hate to Discover the God of Love, he seeks to introduce readers to a proper way to engage the holy book of the Judeo-Christian tradition. A committed Christian, Bishop Spong is calling for an updated Christianity. He has often been interviewed, and his weekly online column reaches thousands of subscribers all over the world. Website: