Guest Name, Rich Procida

Rich Procida
Rich Procida
Occupation: 
Author, Attorney, Activist, Mystic and Prophet
Biography: 

I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in international relations and communications with a minor in the Study of Women and Men in Society. I earned my law degree from the American University, Washington, D.C. I also took coursework in International Service there. More recently, I earned a certificate in Education for Ministry from the School of Theology at the University of the South. 

I've had experiences of the supernatural throughout my life. I grew up in the Church, but like many people, I left it when I was a young adult. I made my education a spiritual pursuit, and I spent Sundays playing baseball. Eventually, my mystical experiences led me to study mediumship and psychic development. When ghost hunting shows became popular, I decided to join a paranormal investigation team. I found that we get the same types of evidence they do on the shows. I had a number of experiences and I've written and spoken about them.

When I returned from law school in the early 2000s, my father asked me to attend events at Claremont School of Theology. It was there that I discovered progressive Christianity. I began writing biblical commentaries in order to provide clergy and ministers with a progressive message to preach and teach on Sundays.  Over time, my blog became the place for all my writing.  

I have been writing political opinion articles since my days at the Daily Trojan, USC's student newspaper. I also wrote a couple articles for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles' legal newspaper. As a part of my writing requirement in law school, I co-authored a textbook on comparative foreign law and social sciences titled "Social Issues in Global Perspective: Pornography." 

I currently write about progressive Christianity, New Age spirituality, religion, politics, and the paranormal at ModernLectionaries.blogspot.com. I also write about religion and politics for LAProgressive.com. I produce a podcast here on BBS Radio called "Bible Study for Progressives." It is a show where moderate, liberals, and leftists of all faiths and ideologies come together to discuss scripture, spirituality, and politics. 

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