Disarming Scripture: Derek Flood tackles the problem of violence in the Bible

Derek Flood’s new book Disarming Scripture has just been released this month, and has already received endorsements and accolades from some pretty big names: Walter Brueggemann, Jim Wallis, Peter Enns, and Steve Chalke to name a few. Disarming Scripture deals with the problem of violence in Scripture, taking on some pretty huge issues—from commands to [Read More...]

Jesus in Space (Video Run-Down for Sunday, May 12th)

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THOSE People (Video)

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If we’re being honest, we all have “those people” in our lives. And chances are, you’re “those people” to somebody else. But from what I can tell, God has some pretty great news for those people…hey, that’s us!   [Read more...]

Are You a (hu)Man or a Sheep? (Heretic’s Guide for April 21, 2013)

Should I be insulted when the Bible calls me a sheep? What is Peter doing raising people named Dorcas from the dead? Did Jesus really die for my sins? Those questions and more are on the roster in this week’s Heretic’s Guide to the Bible lectionary study. See more about Heretic’s Guide or become part [Read More...]

Feed Me, Seymour: A Search for Real Meaning (Heretic’s Guide)

Feed Me, Seymour: A Search for Real Meaning (Heretic’s Guide: April 14, 2013)   Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 21:1-19 Jesus’ third appearance to the disciples after the resurrection. They’re not catching fish; Jesus tells them to try the other side of the boat and they catch hundreds. First Reading [Read More...]

Truth or Fact? (Heretic’s Guide to the Bible)

Fact or Truth? Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 20:19-31 Jesus appears to his disciples and breathes the Holy Spirit into them. He endows them with powers of healing and forgiveness of sin. Thomas wasn’t there and doesn’t believe unless he sees Jesus for himself. Jesus reappears to the disciples and [Read More...]

Heretic’s Guide to the Bible: A Video Introduction

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Somewhere around the end of March or early April, 2013, I’m launching a new blog project in partnership with Patheos. If you’ve never read through the Bible but always wanted to (if it wasn’t so tedious, confusing and boring), or if you’re a pastor who needs a fresh, new take on the scripture in plain [Read More...]

Satan and Hell: A Brief History (Part 1 of 2)

(I was invited to take part in a debate about hell at a university recently, but unfortunately, the dates don’t work with y schedule this time. But since it’s an interesting topic, and one about which many folks have questions, I thought I’d share a couple of short essays I’ve written on the subject.)  While [Read More...]


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