Those People

Following is taken from my Heretic’s Guide to the Bible weekly lectionary study. To learn more, or to become part of the Heretic’s Guide Community, CLICK HERE, or on the banners above or below this post. While Amy was in seminary, she and I worked together at a small church in Fort Worth. The church [Read More...]

Green Sticks and Broken Bones

Following is a reflection from my weekly Heretic’s Guide to the Bible lectionary study. For the full study, or for me about how to join the study. CLICK HERE or on the banners at the top or bottom of this post.  My son, Mattias, wanted to do something special for the last day of summer [Read More...]

God, Give Me Peace…and All My Stuff

The following is excerpted from the full Heretic’s Guide to the Bible lectionary study, “Burn It Down.” To read the entire study, or to become a part of the Heretic’s Guide community, click the links here or on the banners above and below.  It’s easy to attribute prosperous times to God’s blessings and, especially for [Read More...]

When Ministers Lose Their Faith

Following is excerpted from my recent Heretic’s Guide to the Bible, a weekly lectionary study. To read more, or to subscribe, CLICK HERE or on the banners above or below. The pastors I know are some of the most burned out folks you’ll ever meet. They’re overworked, overtired, and it’s really no surprise to me [Read More...]

Which way did he go, George? (Heretic’s Guide sampler for June 23, 2013)

Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Elijah gets in trouble with the King Ahab and Jezebel for killing their prophets. He hides in the woods and waits to die but an angel gives him food. He retreats to mount Horeb for 40 days. God appears to [Read More...]

Game of Thrones, Evil, Suffering and the Gospel

Piatt Face

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...]

Tyler Durden’s Gospel / Kings Behaving Badly (Heretic’s Guide for June 16, 2013)

Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a King Ahab wants Naboth’s vineyard but he won’t sell. So Jezebel, Ahab’s wife, sets Naboth up and has him killed. Elijah prophesies to Ahab that ruin will come upon him for doing this evil. (and) 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 King [Read More...]

God Hits the “Smite” Button (Bonus Heretics Guide “Year D” Content For June 16, 2013)

God Hits the “Smite” Button A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible Bonus Readings from Beyond the Lectionary by David Ackerman for Proper 6: June 16, 2013 Bible Cliff’s Notes Gospel Matthew 12:43-45:  This is a strange statement by Jesus in which he talks about how an unclean spirit wanders through deserts after leaving a person and returns [Read More...]


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