Jim Wallis Returns to the CultureCast

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Not to get all braggy here, but this episode is pretty great. First, we have our first return guest, and it’s one of our best: Jim Wallis. Christian moderated a discussion with Jim at Powell’s Books last week to talk about his new book about nurturing the common good, called “On God’s Side.” I swear, [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Monster of Hell” Edition

They must be talking about network TV. Clearly they've never watched HBO.

When I told the pastor near my house I was taking a picture of his sign for my religion blog, he was thrilled. Pretty sure he hasn’t seen my religion blog… [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Tax Free” Edition

We say "tax free" but it's really more of a flat tax kind of thing. You know, like, give us one tenth of everything you make and you don't have to pay taxes on it. What a deal!

I actually kinda like tax day. It’s the one time of year when choosing writing as a career actually sort of pays off. Being broke rules!!! [Read more...]

Hell and the Love of God (Pt. 1 of 2)

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I was invited to participate in a debate as part of Oregon State University’s Socratic Club series. The topic was “Hell and the Love of God.” I debated against, Todd Miles, a professor at Western Seminary in Portland, who took the position that the existence of hell as a place of eternal conscious torment was [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...]

Pew Religion Quiz, Game of Thrones, Road Rage & the Beatles (Commando CultureCast)

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We didn’t have a guest this week, so we decided to take a Pew poll on religion. We got all of the questions right! And by “we”, I mean “me”, because Amy and Christian got one wrong. The poll itself shouldn’t be too difficult for listeners, but the statistics afterward about how various faith groups [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Ready to Die” Edition

Who, us? A Cult? Pssssh! Yeah, we kinda are.

My pastor asked me when I got to church today, “You’ve gotta ask yourself; do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?!?” Little did I know it was pledge Sunday. DAMMIT! [Read more...]

Does Postmodern Theology Risk Becoming What It “Hates?”

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I’ve been getting ready to head out to speak at the Subverting the Norm conference this past week or so, and in preparing, I’ve been talking though my presentations with my wife, Amy. Basically, the conference is a dive into the roiling waters of postmodern theological thought, with the aim of addressing the question of [Read More...]


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