Banned Questions About Christians: The Questions

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I’m excited to announce that my next book in the Banned Questions book series, “Banned Questions About Christians,” is available for pre-order at Chalice Press and Amazon. These books ship by year’s end, but I wanted to offer a preview of the questions we will take on in this, the third volume in the series! Please check [Read More...]

It’s Not As Bad (or Good) As You Think

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The following is excerpted from my weekly Heretic’s Guide to the Bible study. To read more, CLICK HERE or on the banners above or below. I recently attended a lecture by a sociologist who suggested that our tendency to see history as both linear and progressive is a symptom of our modernist western way of [Read More...]

Having the Faith to Fail

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  The following is excerpted from my weekly Heretic’s Guide to the Bible study. To read more, or to take part in the study, CLICK HERE or on the banners above or below. Apple’s cofounder Steve Jobs was, by all accounts, a tremendous success in the fields of technology, design and business. He was meticulous, [Read More...]

Banned Questions VIDEO Series

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I’ve been working with videographer Gregg Brekke on a series of videos related to the Banned Questions books. The books include: Banned Questions About the Bible Banned Questions About Jesus Banned Questions About Christians (Dec 2013) Below is a preview of one of the videos in the series. So far, we have three complete and [Read More...]

Show Your Cheeks for Jesus!

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This is excerpted from the larger weekly Heretic’s Guide to the Bible Study. To read more, CLICK HERE, or on the banners above or below. First Reading Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm Psalm 149 Second reading Ephesians 1:11-23 Gospel Luke 6:20-31 It is an interesting time in the lectionary to have many of these texts come [Read More...]

25 Books Every Christian Should Read (Readers’ Results)

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I invited my readers to contribute to a list of books they felt every Christian should read. Yes, the Bible is not on here, as I felt that one was kind of obvious and goes without saying. So if you’re a Christian and haven’t read the Bible, find a good companion study guide and start [Read More...]

The Gospel of “Breaking Bad”

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This is part of the weekly Bible study, called A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible. To find out more, or to become a part of the conversation, CLICK HERE, or on the banners above or below. It may seem strange to be referencing the show “Breaking Bad” in a Bible study. After all, how can [Read More...]

What is the CANA Initiative? An Interview with McLaren, Spellers and Pagitt

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I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people within mainline Christian churches note that, though they don’t embrace all of the theological positions of their evangelical sisters and brothers, they are impressed by their aptitude for organizing and affecting change on a large scale. At the same time, I see thousands converge at festivals [Read More...]


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