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...]

Did Jesus Get Married and Have Children?

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It’s amazing what a difference six words can make in our understanding of a figure as central as Jesus to the lives and faith of so many. Even historians and others who don’t claim Christianity personally are intrigued by the scrap of text recently discovered to contain, in Coptic, the sentence fragment: “Jesus said to [Read More...]

Was Jesus a Pacifist?

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To recognize the final days of the Amazon Kindle $2.99 sale of Banned Questions About Jesus (through Wednesday, July 25th), I thought I’d post another question from the book, along with responses from the contributors who took that question on. Question: Was Jesus a pacifist? Jarrod McKenna: No. Jesus did not come to bring peace [Read More...]

Belief in Jesus: The Only Way to Heaven?

Following is one of the more interesting questions posed in Banned Questions About Jesus. This one verse from the Gospel of John is the subject of much controversy and, for some, no small amount of pain and confusion. So in the book, I asked several contributors to offer their thoughts, including Phil Snider, Chris Haw [Read More...]

Jesus’ Moment of Atheism

I’ve been working my way through Peter Rollins’ new book, Insurrection, when I came across a section that intersected with a question raised in my latest “Banned Questions” book, Banned Questions About Jesus. The question posed in the book is as follows: Why did Jesus cry out “My God, My God, why have you forsaken [Read More...]

Banned Questions series set for July 20th & 27th at Brentwood (via Brentwood Christian Church)

Here’s the article about a series this congregation is doing with BANNED QUESTIONS, culminating with a discussion I’ll join in at their church in Springfield next Wednesday, the 27th. Check it out! Might give you some ideas of what you can be doing too. All of us have questions, we just aren’t always sure we [Read More...]


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