It’s Not Fair! (Heretic’s Video Overview for May 5, 2013)

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Is fairness the same as justice? Is there more than one kind of justice? Can God be just without being fair? Does this youtube make me look fat? Those questions and more in this week’s Heretic’s Guide to the Bible. [Read more...]

It’s Not Fair! (Heretic’s Guide Sampler for Sun. May 5)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 14:23-29 Jesus speaking about his ascension to heaven to be with God. (or) John 5:1-9 Jesus heals a man who has been waiting by the healing pool in Jerusalem for 38 years. He also does this on the Sabbath. First Reading Acts 16:9-15 Paul has [Read More...]

Louis C.K. on Our Neighbor’s Bowl and What “Fair” Is

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Writing books is a strange process. When you’re in the middle of creating something this big, it tends to consume your every waking moment in some way. I can’t watch TV or have a conversation with a neighbor without my mind searching the content for narrative or thematic threads to weave into the chapter I’m [Read More...]

All American Muslims, Meet Un-Christ-Like Christians

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Perhaps nothing has helped the ratings of The Learning Channel’s new show, All American Muslim, more than the Florida Family Association, the group at the heart of protests against the show. According to FFA’s website (not to be confused with Future Farmers of America), the nonprofit “…is an organization that is made up of THOUSANDS [Read More...]

Which is it? Eye for an Eye or Turn the Other Cheek? (BANNED QUESTIONS)

How do we reconcile the Old Testament command for vengeance (eye for an eye) with Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek and love our enemies? (Order BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE, now available at Chalice Press and other booksellers.) Becky Garrison: Our hatred of the “other” is nothing new. At the time of Jesus’ [Read More...]


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