Hope Without Expectation

dogs waiting

Following is excerpted from the August 11th Heretic’s Guide to the Bible study, “All In,” found in full HERE. To learn more, click on the banners at the top or bottom of the story. When I was a little kid, probably in the first or second grade, my dad worked late. He was an insurance [Read More...]

Elijah to the Baalites: “Your God Sucks!” (Heretic’s Guide Sampler)

baal elijah

Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Elijah challenges the prophets of the god Baal to a standoff. Both will prepare offerings to their gods, and will call on them to consume the offerings with fire. Baal does nothing, much to the chagrin of his prophets, but [Read More...]

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...]

When Church Drives Sexuality Underground, Bad Things Happen

christopher-yuan

I got a link to an article yesterday from a friend of mine, and on the surface, it seemed pretty benign. But the more I sat with it, the more it bothered me. The piece is part of a series the Christian Post is publishing on homosexuality and Christianity, and this article on particular is [Read More...]

Homosexuality and the Bible: a Flowchart

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Not sure of the original source on this, but I think it’s pretty great. [Read more...]

Shedding Blood in God’s Name

DEXTER (Season 2)

I’ll admit I’m a sucker for stories about the malleability of human morality. From the mob movies, where a guy can whack his cousin but better not show his Patron any “disrespect,” to justice-seeking serial killers like “Dexter,” there’s plenty of justified violence to be found. Where do such seemingly contradictory value systems come from? [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll on Women as “Weaker Vessels”

First, I owe an apology for mis-quoting Mars Hill’s Pastor Mark Driscoll in an earlier post when I said he had called women “inferior vessels.” In fact, he refers to them as “weaker vessels,’ and not inferior. The quote (or one of them at least) where this can be found is from a Bible study [Read More...]

Atheism: A Null Hypothesis on God

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It’s funny, but I realized that when I talk about myself in relationship to atheists I often sound like a post-civil-rights white person trying to minimize the gap between myself and another group. I don’t have anything personally against atheists. Some of my best friends are atheists. I even like Ricky Gervais. He’s an atheist, [Read More...]


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