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...]

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

Hinnom Valley

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...]

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

Romans 8

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)

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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