Yummy: God Serves Up a Feast of Deliverance (Heretical BONUS CONENT)

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Yummy, Yummy, Yummy – God Serves Up a Feast of Deliverance A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible Bonus Readings from Beyond the Lectionary by David Ackerman for Easter 5: April 28, 2013 Bible Cliff’s Notes  Gospel  Mark 8:1-10:  Jesus feeds a crowd of about four thousand people, starting with only seven loaves of bread and [Read More...]

My Heretical Q&A With Patheos Editor Deborah Arca

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(Deborah Arca, Book Club and Progressive Christian editor for Patheos, posted this interview with me on her Faith Forward blog.) This spring, Patheos launched its first “premium content” blog – a weekly bible study from popular progressive Christian author Christian Piatt. The new subscription blog, A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible, offers a weekly guided tour [Read More...]

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

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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...]

Those People: Heretic’s Guide Sampler for Sunday, April 28th Texts

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 13:31-35 Jesus knows his disciples want to go with him, but where he is going, they can’t follow. Instead he commands them to love each other as he has loved them. He reminds them that the way people will recognize them as disciples of Jesus [Read More...]

Naked Fishing! Magic Sandwiches! Jesus-happy Earthworms! (Heretic’s Guide VIDEO)

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Naked Fishing! Magic fish sandwiches! Jesus-happy earthworms! Who says the Bible is boring??? Check out this sampler of this week’s Heretic’s Guide to the Bible, and when you can’t stand it anymore and have to see what else we’ve got to dish up on the heretical hot plate, come on over to Heretic’s Guide to [Read More...]

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

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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)

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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 – Official Launch!

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Whether you’re a seasoned preacher or a Bible newbie, taking on scripture can be tougher than gnawing through week-old bagels (dontcha hate when you get those poppy seeds stuck in your teeth??). If I’m being honest with you, it freaks me out a little bit too, but I also think it’s an important thing to [Read More...]


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