One of America’s best-known spokespersons for an open, scholarly Christianity, Bishop Spong has achieved an almost legendary reputation. A deeply committed Christian, he insists that he must also speak as an informed citizen of the 21st century. He has equipped himself for his task by studying at major centers of Christian scholarship.
Bishop Spong was named the Quatercentenary Scholar at Cambridge University in 1992 and the William Belden Noble Lecturer at Harvard University in 2000. He was honored in 2010 by Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, by having his portrait hung in this school’s Hall of Honor alongside other noted civil rights leaders.
He has appeared many times on national TV ranging from Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher to The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly. He has also been featured on CBS’s Sixty Minutes. His twenty-four books have together sold more than one million copies. Since 2001 he has been a weekly columnist on the Internet, published by EverydayHealth.com and the Center for Progressive Christianity.