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April 23, 2015
Genesis: The First Messy, Tangled Act in God’s Long Story of Becoming Humane
For the last couple of months, I've been studying the book of Genesis with a...
March 25, 2015
Connecting the Q in LGBTQ to the Bible’s ‘Q’ Source
Several times over the past few weeks, people have asked me, "What does the 'Q' in...
February 16, 2015
De-terrorizing the Texts of Terror: What The Bible’s “Punishing God” is Really All About
There are any number of texts in the Bible that depict God as a punishing...
February 05, 2015
“Papa, if God wants to bring us peace and light, why did he help the Israelites destroy a city and kill people?”
I don’t always allow my daughter, who is seven, to read during church service. Technically,...
November 24, 2014
A Spiritual Path to Gratitude
Brother David Steindl-Rast has contended in his writings that gratitude is foundational to a healthy...
November 17, 2014
Making the Most of What We Have Been Given (A Sermon on the Parable of the Talents in Matt. 25:14-30)
I don’t know if there is any truth to it or not, but the story...
October 29, 2014
Rethinking the Bible’s Place (It’s Just the Way It Is, Part 2)
There are some Christians who give the Bible godlike homage. It might as well have...
October 22, 2014
Two Visions, One Book — That’s Just the Way It Is
Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan argues in his book, God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome,...
September 23, 2014
Stump a Bible Scholar: Wrestling with Zoroastrianism Influences
Tuesday is Stump a Scholar Day here at Patheos Progressive Christian — and no question is too...
August 28, 2014
What Jesus Learned from a Courageous Woman (and what we can learn too!)
One of the more fascinating stories in the Gospels that many Christians conveniently ignore is...
August 19, 2014
Stump a Bible Scholar: Is Jesus God?
Think you can stump a scholar? No question is too tough or too radical (this...
April 30, 2014
Blood Doctrine: Christian Piatt Asks – What if Jesus Returns… as a Clone?
By Blake Atwood, faithvillage.com As an author, Christian Piatt may be most well-known for his Banned...
March 21, 2014
The Cross, Part 3: Was Job Right in Declaring God Unfair?
If Job was right in that he didn’t deserve all the horrible things that happened...
March 11, 2014
Jesus Wept, Einstein’s Regret & How a Frenchman Fueled the Hermeneutics Wars
With 20 centuries under its biblical belt, Christian history offers its fair share of landmark...
December 02, 2013
Seasons of Gifts: Preaching Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
I invite you to consider how your preaching through this season invites us to dwell...
July 02, 2013
When Robbers and Innkeepers Profit from Good Samaritans
By the Rev. Brian E. Konkol Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Madison, WI The “Parable of the...
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