One of the lessons Jana and I learned during that time is that it's hard to build a church upon a foundation of anger, resentment and hurt. It's hard to build a church around an identity that basically says, "We're not like those other churches."
It's often been noted that progressive theology is inherently reactionary, the moon to the evangelical sun.
But if that's the intellectual side of the equation, the hurt and anger is the emotional side.
--an unpublished post about the emotional woundedness that runs through progressive Christianity