Banned Questions About Christians: The Contributors

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I am excited about, and very proud of, the coming release of the third book in my “Banned Questions” series, Banned Questions About Christians.  in a recent blog post, I listed the 50 questions my team of respondents and I take on in this volume. In this post, I’m pleased to share the names and [Read More...]

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...]

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 Ever Sin?

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Most Christians’ first reaction to this question is to answer this with a resounding “Of course not!” After all, he was the Son of God; he had to be blameless in order to be the perfect sacrifice…right? But what if we consider Jesus crucifixion and resurrection differently? Many today believe Jesus died because of the sins of [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...]

My Visit with Eric Elnes on Darkwood Brew

I really enjoyed getting to take part in the worldwide Darkwood Brew worship service yesterday with author and pastor Eric Elnes. We talked about my personal faith experience, Banned Questions About Jesus and the Bible.Aside from our chat, it’s a really cool way to see yet another expression of religious community. Check out the episode [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...]

Which Matters More: Faith IN Jesus or the Faith OF Jesus?

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Following is taken from Banned Questions About Jesus. Galatians 3:22: Is it the faith of Jesus or faith in Jesus that’s the key? Amy Reeder Worley: It is both the faith of and in Jesus that lead to salvation, which is another word for “liberation.” Jesus’ faith in God was absolute. He lived in complete [Read More...]


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