The Shocking Beliefs Series


In November 2014, at the request of a well-known Christian leader whom I respect, I began a series called “Shocking Beliefs of [the Great Influencers of Evangelical Christianity] here on the Patheos blog network. The title “shocking” is subjective. Some of the points in the series have been shocking, even stunning, to some Christians, while other points [Read More...]

Finding Jesus, Killing Jesus, A.D. Series – A Question


It’s interesting to be living in a day where quality films, mini-series, and documentaries are being shown on prime time, CNN, etc. about the Lord Jesus Christ. Finding Jesus, Killing Jesus, A.D. (the Bible Continues) and the previous Bible Series are examples. But I want to know this . . . to your knowledge (and [Read More...]

Radically Normal

In Revise Us Again, I took dead aim at the two current problems in Christianity today – legalism on the one hand and libertinism on the other. I call these two tendencies “the two enemies of the gospel.” And they have been with us since the first century. Recently, Josh Kelley has written a new [Read More...]


Many, many years ago in a land far, far away, I wrote a little red book with George Barna that offended many people, religious people especially. If George and I were living in the first century, that book would have gotten us boiled in olive oil. In the 21st century, however, the book generated hate [Read More...]