The Race Card of the Early Church

Frank Viola’s new TITAN – the detailed follow-up to Pagan Christianity – is discounted. For details, go to ViolaTitan.com. The TITAN will only be printed once and never again. The end of racism will never be achieved politically nor through violence or force. Neither will it be resolved by issuing denunciations against it. Unfortunately, many Christians today put their hope in the political process to solve such problems. And thus they debate the issue on the same level that the world… Read more

Your Questions About My TITAN – Discounted

Some of you have asked me great questions about my limited-edition Titan. What follows are your questions and my answers (below the image). 1) How will your upcoming Titan benefit me? And who is it for exactly? I want to know why I should invest in this book. So much of your stuff is free, so why get it? First, only about 30% can be found on my blog (though you have to dig deep to find it all). The… Read more

Who are the Real Heretics?

Frank Viola’s limited-edition TITAN – the detailed follow-up to “Pagan Christianity” – is on discount. Go to ViolaTitan.com to check it out and order your copy before they all run out. This article was written by Frank Viola and Greg Boyd Read This Before You Drop the H-Bomb (“Heretic”) on a Fellow Christian “Heretic.” It’s a favorite word that many Christians have no problem dropping on the heads of their fellow sisters and brothers. In common parlance, the term is… Read more

What About Angels?

Dylan Potter has released an interesting new book called Angelology. I caught up with Dylan recently to discuss the book and his take on all things angelic. Enjoy! Instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask the question that’s behind that question. And that unspoken question is, “how are readers going to benefit from reading your book?” Dylan Potter: In researching and writing the book, I was looking for patterns and themes throughout Scripture and theology… Read more

The True Radicalization

For those of you who are new to my blog, my limited-edition edition Titan is on discount right now. Some who read the draft said it’s more radical than “Pagan Christianity.” Go to ViolaTitan.com to check it out. (Or put ViolaTitan.com in your browser). THIS MAY GIVE YOU CHILLS … Sometimes the supernatural world penetrates the natural realm in such a tangible way, that the only response is to awe at God’s manifest presence. This past weekend, we held our… Read more

ReGrace: The Shocking Beliefs of the Great Theologians

Reminder: My limited-edition Titan (“There Must Be More”) is on discount. It will only be printed once and never again. Check it out here. You can’t find it on any other bookstore page. 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 Theologians] here on the Patheos blog network. The series has but one objective. To call for grace, civility, and tolerance among Christians when they disagree… Read more

Tackling Controversial Issues

If you haven’t heard, we’re now taking pre-orders for my one-time printing 800-page, hardcover Titan – There Must Be More – and it’s now on discount. Today, I want to bless my Patheos readers with some controversial digital essays I’ve written over the years. They are: Reimagining a Woman’s Role in the Church: An Open Letter Read This Before You Drop the H-Bomb (Heresy) – written with Greg Boyd The Race Card of the Early Christians – written with Derwin Gray Reframing Discipleship… Read more

Logos 7 – My Review of the Best Bible Software Available

This is it: The year you’re going to do deeper, more engaging Bible study. Oh, and it’s also the year you’re going to spend more time with family, exercise five times a week, consume vast amounts of kale, start writing that novel, and, if there’s time, achieve world peace. While you’re pretty much on your own with the majority of these resolutions (especially that kale one), there is a way you can do smarter, more insightful study and save hours… Read more

Have You Ever Prayed the Imprecatory Psalms?

If you’ve ever prayed the imprecatory Psalms in your life, please share the story with us in the comments and what happened as a result. By the way, the imprecatory Psalms are those Psalms which invoke judgment, calamity, or curses upon a person’s enemies or people perceived to be enemies of God. Examples are Psalm 69, 109, 5, 6, 11, 12, 35, 37, 40, 52, 54, 56, 58, 69, 79, 83, 137, 139, and 143. Illustrations: Psalm 69:24, “Pour out… Read more

An Ugly Side of Christianity

I was speaking to a friend awhile ago. He was telling me that many Christian conference hosts, who also happen to be speakers, intentionally don’t invite certain speakers to speak at their conferences out of jealousy. To put it in a sentence: They don’t wish to be upstaged. He used an illustration involving the rock band U2. Suppose that U2 invited a certain band to open for them. But that band ended up being more gifted, more talented, and received… Read more