Science vs. Religion: A Race to Destruction?

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First things first: with all due respect to interim host John Oliver, I for one am thrilled to have Jon Stewart back on The Daily Show.  I know it is sad to say, but I actually missed him while he was on summer hiatus.  Welcome back, little buddy! Last night, Stewart interviewed Richard Dawkins, author [Read More...]

The Pastor vs the Killer Bees

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My wife Rev. Amy, decided she was going to become an bee assassin. Her outfit was, um…unique and pretty stinkin’ elaborate. Did she win, or did the bees prevail? You decide… [Read more...]

Mackelemore: Same Love

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For the two and a half people in the world who have yet to see this amazing video by Macklemore, watch it NOW. It’s a great example of normalizing different expressions of love, and is also an illustration I use to point to an inspired “third way” to engage injustice, with the hope of Thy [Read More...]

Jay Bakker and Christian Piatt: The Interview

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Dig the video version of our chat. We talk about Exodus International, LGBTQ equality, radical theology, pop culture…pretty much all the good stuff there is to talk about. [Read more...]

My Wild Goose Dance-Off with Tripp Fuller

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Just in case anyone is still under the mistaken impression that Wild Goose is the same old conference, with people sitting in a hall, listening to boring speeches, dig this. Tripp Fuller (Svengali behind Homebrewed Christianity) and I bring the heat while Trey Pearson of the band, Everyday Sunday, spins the virtual vinyl. And yes, [Read More...]

Game of Thrones, Evil, Suffering and the Gospel

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Following is a clip of a few minutes from our Heretic’s Guide LIVE CHAT today. The full video, along with the study and other content, are on the full Heretic’s Guide to the Bible website. We covered a lot of ground, from the ethics of consuming pop culture (leading to a great talk on Game [Read More...]

Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex

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I wrote a piece recently about the Christian challenges of what I call “marriage worship,” in which we focus so intensely on getting kids married before they have sex that we neglect necessary education and discourse about healthy emotional, spiritual and physical sexual expression. Though lots of people seemed to really appreciate the perspective in [Read More...]

Bananas: The Atheist’s Nightmare

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Thanks to Jess, a young woman in my Banned Questions Sunday school class, for passing this fairly priceless video along to me. We were having a conversation about the potential complementary nature of Biblical creation stories and a theory of evolution, given the proper contextual appreciation for Biblical narrative, and she offered this gem, once [Read More...]


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