Hell and the Love of God Debate (pt 3 of 3) VIDEO

On April 10, 2013, the Socratic Society at Oregon State University invited Todd Miles and Christian Piatt to debate on the topic; “Hell and the Love of God.” Dr. Miles took the position that hell, as a place of eternal, conscious suffering, was consistent with a God of love. Mr. Piatt took the position that [Read More...]

Hell and the Love of God Debate (Part 1 of 3) VIDEO

On April 10, 2013, the Socratic Society at Oregon State University invited Todd Miles and Christian Piatt to debate on the topic; “Hell and the Love of God.” Dr. Miles took the position that hell, as a place of eternal, conscious suffering, was consistent with a God of love. Mr. Piatt took the position that [Read More...]

It’s Not Fair! (Heretic’s Video Overview for May 5, 2013)

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

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...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “In-Your-End-O” Edition

There's a shot for that.

Sometimes words fail. Especially on church signs! [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...]

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...]

Those People: Heretic’s Guide Sampler for Sunday, April 28th Texts

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...]


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