Heretic’s Guide to the Bible: A Video Introduction

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Somewhere around the end of March or early April, 2013, I’m launching a new blog project in partnership with Patheos. If you’ve never read through the Bible but always wanted to (if it wasn’t so tedious, confusing and boring), or if you’re a pastor who needs a fresh, new take on the scripture in plain [Read More...]

My Frustration with Bell, Clinton and Obama on Marriage Equality

I know this may not be a popular position to take among my readers. After all, the last time I wrote anything even remotely critiquing or questioning Rob Bell, I got scathing responses. Oh, if folks only got so passionate about other things like, say, poverty. Anyway, I’m a real fan of Rob Bell. I [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Big Bone” Edition

They have to change the sign in the winter. yaknow, on account of shrinkage and all.

This week, we’re celebrating the time-honored tradition of accidental (we hope) innuendo. Kinda like the time in high school when I said “boobs” instead of “hypotenuse” during trig class. So embarrassing. VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails “Papal Happy Hour” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” [Read More...]

I’m a Racist, And So Can You!

I’m baaaaack…from my vacation that is. Thanks so much to Phil Snider, Linda Brendle, Andy Campbell, Eric Elnes and Margot Starbuck for contributing guest pieces while I was away.  Though I’m physically back in the country, I’m hardly caught up enough to formulate a cogent blog post today. So I decided to share a piece [Read More...]

My Son, The Holy Heretic

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I’m taking an early Spring Break this week and will be running a guest blogger series featuring some of my favorite writers. Today meet retired business woman, writer and my mom, Linda Brendle.                     Christian sometimes says he’s the product of an atheist and a Southern [Read More...]

Beyond Sequestration, Christianity Quietly Converges

CrossWalk America

I’m taking an early Spring Break this week and will be running a guest blogger series featuring some of my favorite writers. Today meet biblical scholar and author, Dr. Eric Elnes. The move to “sequestration” in Washington, DC is the most recent product of a three-decade trend toward political polarization in America.  Yet in the [Read More...]

Subverting the Norm II: Can Postmodern Theology Live in the Churches?

Subverting the Norm II

I’m taking an early Spring Break this week and will be running a guest blogger series featuring some of my favorite writers. Today meet writer, speaker and pastor, the Rev. Dr. Phil Snider.       Those who follow me on Twitter can pretty much attest to the fact that I am incredibly excited about [Read More...]

Heartbroken Atheist Mama

I’m taking an early Spring Break this week and will be running a guest blogger series featuring some of my favorite writers. Today meet author and speaker Margot Starbuck. After enjoying Amy Julia Becker’s blog at Patheos last week, I wandered out of the safety and comfort of the “evangelical” zone and landed at The [Read More...]


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