Repenting Doesn’t Mean Feeling Like Crap About Yourself

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We’ve all heard the sidewalk preachers and TV Evangelists quoting the Gospels, telling us to “repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!” It’s a claim that is generally intended to strike fear and trembling in the hearts of many. We’re supposed to straighten up, do right, and atone for all of our heinous, [Read More...]

The Gospel of Mark as a Manifesto of Political and Religious Defiance

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I’m starting to think that Che Guevara and the Jesus of the Gospel according to Mark have an awful lot in common. I should explain, first, that I’m in the first month of My Jesus Project, a year-long effort to more deeply live into the life, teaching and example of Jesus through prayer, study and [Read More...]

Jesus’ Focus: The Afterlife, or This Life?

(The following is excerpted from a recent “Heretic’s Guide to the Bible” lectionary study, posted on my premium blog.  click the link here for more information, or click on either banner at the top or bottom of this post.) Was Jesus more concerned with what happens to us after we die or how we’re living, [Read More...]

Pastor Terry Jones is No Match for the Beatles’ LOVE

Many will remember pastor Terry Jones as the champion of the “Burn a Quran Day” event, intended to fan anti-Islamic rhetoric on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Though many shouted him down and criticized his motives, he continues to have somewhat of a national platform for his agenda. In this video produced by the [Read More...]

GOP Nostalgia is a Symptom of Privilege

There’s an awful lot of talk in the political forum lately about restoring America to some nostalgic state of yesteryear, when supposedly everything was better. If we could only get back there, everything would be all right again. I guess that depends on who you ask, doesn’t it? Author Melissa Harris-Perry recently appeared on “The [Read More...]


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