Kerry Connelly

The Banquet

The Online Community For Progressive Christians

Weekly devotionals. Curated content. New, emerging writers. And a community to love.

Membership is now open. 

Want to write for The Banquet? Check out our Submission Guidelines here.

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Join us at The Banquet

You are not alone, and you are welcome here. 

Since I started blogging regularly -- and being really honest about how I was feeling -- so many people have come up to me to say, "Thank you for saying what I've been thinking, but have been afraid to say."  So many of us have felt unwelcome or uncomfortable in church. We've felt lonely and misunderstood. In a word, we're heartbroken. And we long to find a community of like-minded souls to share with, study the Bible with, and do life with. 

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Weekly Devotionals

Delivered to your inbox.

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Curated Original Essays

Discover new writers you'll love.

some of my most meaningful relationships were found online

I knew other people like me were out there -- and I've found them online. But usually, it was by accident. I'd stumble across a Facebook group here, or meet someone there, and soon, I had a tribe to belong to. But still, the relationships only went as deep as a Facebook profile. I wanted to connect more deeply with people who shared the same feelings about Jesus, Christianity, and what's happening in the world. I've been dreaming this up for almost a year, and finally, it's time.

Here's what we'll feast on together in The Banquet:

weekly devotional plan

Each week, you'll receive a weekly devotional plan filled with solid Bible study, in which you can dive deep into the beauty and fullness of living a life with Jesus. 

curated content

In your weekly email, you'll also receive a completely proprietary personal essay from me or from a guest writer. This will be writing not found anywhere else -- it's just for members of The Banquet. Also included is a gorgeous, short film to inspire, move, or educate you.

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Organizations you'll love.

Learn about people doing stuff you can support.

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Survival Tips for the Progressive Christian

Navigate conversations with ease.

ideas for where and how to serve

You have a heart and passion for social justice in all forms. You are heartbroken over the way the LGBTQ community has been treated -- maybe you even identify as a member of that community. You care for the refugee, the broken, the outcast. You want to serve and support the causes you care about. You want to be a peace maker, but not a peacekeeper. The Banquet will give you resources that will help.

tips for engaging

As we attempt to navigate today's divided landscape, it's not always easy to know what to say -- on social media, at work, around the dinner table. We'll offer you weekly tips on how to be a peacemaker while also being a social justice warrior. 

FIND YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

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Here's a sample of what you'll get:

We're accepting members now.

Our first content drops on July 9th.

Limited introductory subscription rate is $12.99 per month.

 
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Participate

There are a number of ways you can get involved with The Banquet.

Write for us

We're always looking for great writing, especially personal essays on faith. Interested? See our guidelines and submit your work -- just click the button. 

Submit Your Service or Support Opportunity

We love bringing our readers great opportunities to serve and support organizations that are aligned with our values (for example, women's rights, refugees, children, race relations, LGBTQ issues). If you have an organization you'd like to submit to be considered for a spotlight in our weekly email, please complete the form below.

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