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October 07, 2014
Moltmann’s Masterpiece [Book Week]
In completing my forthcoming book, Did God Kill Jesus?, I was driven back time and time...
September 12, 2014
Jesus’ Death, God’s Culpability
I spent the summer revising and rewriting Did God Kill Jesus? That meant that the subject of...
April 15, 2014
Five Reasons You Probably Shouldn’t Attend a Christian Seder
It's Passover until this evening, and lots of Christians — especially evangelicals — are attending...
February 12, 2014
God Is Not Eternal
Writing a book on the atonement is like peeling the layers of an onion. Everything...
January 29, 2014
Which Side of the Cross Are You On?
Scot McKnight made an interesting observation this week: But the Abelardian and Girardian have an...
January 23, 2014
God Is Not Outside of Time
One of the things I hear assumed by Christians all the time is that God...
November 08, 2013
Humanize the Other, because That’s the Gospel
It's long been my contention that core to the ministry of Jesus was that he...
October 11, 2013
The Resurrected Jesus Did Not Go Somewhere. He Went Somewhen. [Questions That Haunt]
This week's Question That Haunts Christianity comes from Jason, and it's a doozy: Hello Tony, I've been...
October 09, 2013
Dear Marcus Borg: Please Reconsider the Resurrection
Marcus Borg has joined Patheos as a blogger, which I think is great. He has...
October 08, 2013
Where Did the Resurrected Jesus Go? [Questions That Haunt]
This week's Question That Haunts Christianity comes from Jason, and I love it so, so much: Hello...
July 25, 2013
What Heresy Is (A Post for Rachel Held Evans)
Yesterday, I accused C. Michael Patton of holding a heretical view of the Trinity. He...
June 25, 2013
On Retiring a Sermon
Unlike a lot of you, I don't have to prepare a sermon each week. In...
May 17, 2013
It’s Probably True, Even If Jesus Didn’t Say It [Questions That Haunt]
This week, Andrew asked us to consider the claims of divinity that are attributed to...
April 03, 2013
Why I Won’t Be Viewing Kevin Ware’s Injury
Yesterday, I was sitting in the steam room at the gym, minding my own business,...
March 04, 2013
Vote for Jesus? [Darrell Dow]
I'm taking a week away from the blog this week, and I've asked my friends...
February 25, 2013
In Which I Disagree with Richard Rohr
I like Richard Rohr. He's one of the good guys. And now he's joined Twitter....
February 08, 2013
Jesus Didn’t Rescue Himself from the Cross because He Couldn’t [Questions That Haunt]
Awadhesh Kumar Singh supplied this week's Question: Why could Jesus not show the miracle of...
December 18, 2012
James McGrath Is Wrong: Herod Really Did Massacre the Innocents
Fellow #progGOD theoblogger James McGrath is glad that Matthew got the infancy narrative of Jesus...
September 24, 2012
The Rabbi Says, “Sure Jesus Had a Wife!”
I had a little fun with the idea that Jesus had a wife last week....
September 20, 2012
If Jesus Had a Wife…
So, it seems that some Coptic Christians in the 4th century maybe possibly thought that...
April 06, 2012
A Better Atonement: Jesus Died for This
This week, as we prepare for Good Friday and Easter, we've have a post every...
March 28, 2012
A Better Atonement: Jesus Died with Trayvon
Every Wednesday during Lent, I'm going to explore an alternatives to the penal substitutionary understanding...
March 27, 2012
For Whom Did Jesus Die?
Well, on the very face of it, you have to say that Jesus died for...
December 26, 2011
Shane Hipps: Salvation IS Liberation
Shane has a nice, brief reflection on this season and the birth of a Savior:...
November 14, 2011
Writing a Book About How RADICAL Jesus Is? Please Stop Boring Me.
Every week I get a book in the mail from a Christian publisher. It's another...
July 22, 2011
Is Jesus Your “Political Hero”?
Echoing W, who famously called Jesus his favorite philosopher, Tim Pawlenty yesterday called Jesus his...
May 03, 2011
The Gospel According to Nadia
The good people of Denver put their spiritual lives at risk by asking Nadia Bolz-Weber...
April 21, 2011
No, Marcus Borg, the Resurrection Does Not "Make Sense" – That's What I Love about It
At Patheos, Marcus Borg recapitulates what he's been saying for years: that the resurrection of...
April 08, 2011
Rob Bell Is (Not) a Universalist: The Thief on the Cross
All this week, I'll be posting about Rob Bell's controversial new book, Love Wins. And...
March 18, 2011
Did Jesus Die on a Chocolate Cross?
I'm no pietist, as many readers will know. In fact, my local newspaper once ran...
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