Stumbled across this recently:
Progressive Christian Beliefs
I agree that the face modern Christianity presents to the world isn't always the best. However, I don't think we need to dilute the central teachings of Jesus to look good in response to Television.
The public stereotype of Christianity must change; what I value in Christianity is in danger of being lost, as Christianity, as portrayed on television, resurrects the heartless, rule-based purity culture that Jesus himself rejected. I have no theological degrees to contribute, and offer these thoughts not as an authority, but in an appeal to your own thoughts and prayers, that we may move forward together.