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...]

Going Up! (AKA, Jesus in Space) Heretic’s Guide Bible Study Sampler

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel Luke 24:44-53 Jesus gives the disciples the power to understand the scriptures clearly. He claims he is given the ability to impart this power to them from God. He ascends to heaven and they wait for further instruction in Jerusalem, praising both God and Jesus in [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]


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