POSTSCRIPT: The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 2)

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A brief note on the form of things: Last April I wrote a post titled The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom. The article was meant to be a provocation towards rethinking the way we speak about the bible. The reaction it received was very interesting as it seemed to indicate a sharp divide between those who agreed and disagreed with the premise.In general, I make it a point to avoid apologetic type argumentation when it comes to what I write. This method of discourse … [Read more...]

Gungor: The Postmodern Anthem Band

It took me a long time to write this. I thought I should try to be objective since I was supposed to be reviewing Michael Gungor's book.  And that was a book I had to think about. A lot. As it became clear that I was far from impartial, my responsibility to write about this band still loomed. Plus, along the way I decided that Gungor is the perfect anthem band for the Postmodern Church/Movement.  And yes, I confess, I also became a fan.  So here are my top ten reasons to my claim wrapped in some … [Read more...]

Give Me a Racist Over A Racist System Anyday by Randy Woodley

"Now brother Woodley, Rev. _______ will share his apology with you and then you can apologize to him." These are last words I needed to hear to understand the jist of  "platform reconciliation" about twelve years ago. "Why in hell would I want to apologize?," I asked myself. I then left the event and vowed never to enable this type of trite confession offering cheap reconciliation again. Over the years the movement has become more sophisticated but the core is still sick, missing key components … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – June 27, 2013

This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we checked in with John Shelby Spong. John's the author of The Forth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic. We also talked with Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro about their book Talking Taboo.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interviews With Kyle Roberts & Peter Wallace

Victoria is taking a few weeks off so it is up to Doug to hold down the show. This week Doug caught up with Kyle Roberts & Peter Wallace. Kyle is the author of Emerging Prophet: Kierkegaard and the Postmodern People of God. Peter is the author of The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically. Doug also checked in with an update after he ran 85 mile is 24 hours.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Either “Is Homosexuality A Sin?” OR “Is Homophobia A Sin?”

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The modern Church’s overall inability to properly engage the culture in which it exists is none the more evident than in the issue of homosexuality. There is nothing more appalling (except perhaps our treatment of African Americans and women), than the pure hatred that the church has shown to the homosexual community.This will be my attempt at helping to add something meaningful to this conversation by addressing the question: how should a Christian in today's western culture understand the i … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interview with Bianca Broos

This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we chatted with social activist Bianca Broos and her friend Julie. Bianca teaches at The Rose and the Manna Home. She engages women who are on the fringes and have been outcasted by society. Bianca helped Julie escape from homelessness.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interview With Ian Punnett

This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we checked in with Ian Punnett. Ian is the author of How to Pray When You're Pissed at God: Or Anyone Else for That Matter.Listen Here: … [Read more...]

Let Us Conspire

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What follows is in no way an affirmation of doing anything violent or illegal. In fact, quite the opposite. The following is a dictionary definition of the word “conspiracy” or “conspire”:To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action. 1. To join or act together; combine. 2. To plan or plot secretly. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Comp … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – May 16, 2013 – Interview With Matt Litton

This week on Doug Pagitt we checked in with Matt Litton (friend of Bono) to discuss his book Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy. Matt speaks to the the things we hold onto that weigh us down and bring us into dead spaces: Fulfillment vs. Heaven & Hell. This was Matt's second appearance on the show.Listen Here:Watch here: … [Read more...]


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