Emily C. Heath

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The youngest child of a career government officer, Heath was born in Virginia and primarily grew up there and in Winter Park, Florida. After growing up in a "spiritual but not religious" family, Heath was baptized as the age of 17.

In college at Emory University, Heath majored in religion and English in addition to serving as the first openly LGBTQ member of student government, and as the head of the schools LGBTQ student alliance.

After college Heath attended Columbia Theological Seminary, earning both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology (in Reformed Theology). Heath was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and initially served as a chaplain specializing in trauma.

It was only after several years as a PhD studen

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“if you have something capable of lighting up your whole house, why would you ever want to hide that light? The only logical thing to do is to place it in the center of your home, so that everything will be transformed by its light. At its brightest, that light will fill not just our homes, but the world as well.”
Emily C. Heath, Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity

“when they’ve taken some time and then told me about their thoughts, at the core of nearly every answer is this: a sense that God has something more in store for us. We’ve already talked about purpose, and about glorifying God. But what does that mean in practice? And”
Emily C. Heath, Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity

“We must reacquaint ourselves with the Scriptures, learning to read them in life-giving ways. Truly, many of us have been deeply hurt by those who have used the Bible to tear us down. It is tempting to respond by walking away entirely from what hurts us. But if we do that, we are ceding to the fundamentalist and literalist Christians of this world our birthright and inheritance. Instead, progressive Christianity must help seekers to fall in love with Scripture. We must teach ways in which Scripture can both be read with twenty-first-century eyes and yet also be cherished as timeless. Scripture”
Emily C. Heath, Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity

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