Jesus in Space! A VIDEO Breakdown

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What if, while focusing on the big, obvious miracles, we miss the ones that can most readily change our lives, here and now? … [Read more...]

Holy Rollers and Drunk Disciples (Lectionary Study for Sunday, May 19th, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 14:8-17, 25-27 Phillips still doesn’t get that Jesus and God “the Father” are one and the same. But Jesus gets over being annoyed pretty quickly and assures him that he (and we) can and will do even greater things than Jesus when we do them in God’s name. We’re endowed with the Holy Spirit, or the “spirit of truth,” to keep us on the path that Jesus laid out for us. First Reading Acts 2:1-21 The beginning of … [Read more...]

It’s Not Fair! (Video Overview for May 5, 2013)

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Is fairness the same as justice? Is there more than one kind of justice? Can God be just without being fair? Does this youtube make me look fat? Those questions and more in this week's Heretic's Guide to the Bible. … [Read more...]

Live Chat: May 2, 2013, 11 am Pacific Time

We are live, loud and large for this week's Real-Time Chat, Join us with your thoughts, reflections, challenges and questions and add to the ongoing conversation about the week's study and whatever else we come up with. … [Read more...]

Going Up! (AKA: Jesus in Space) Lectionary Texts for Sunday, May 12, 2013

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel Luke 24:44-53 Jesus gives the disciples the power to understand the scriptures clearly. He claims he is given the ability to impart this power to them from God. He ascends to heaven and they wait for further instruction in Jerusalem, praising both God and Jesus in the meantime. First Reading Acts 1:1-11 The disciples are to be empowered by the Holy Spirit soon. They want to know when; Jesus tells them that timing isn’t any of their … [Read more...]

THOSE People (Video Overview for Apr 28, 2013 Texts)

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If we're being honest, we all have "those people" in our lives. And chances are, you're "those people" to somebody else. But from what I can tell, God has some pretty great news for those people...hey, that's us! … [Read more...]

Live Chat: 4/24/13, 11 am Pacific Time

We are live, loud and large for this week's Real-Time Chat, Join us with your thoughts, reflections, challenges and questions and add to the ongoing conversation about the week's study and whatever else we come up with. … [Read more...]

It’s Not Fair! (Lectionary Texts for Sunday, May 5, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 14:23-29 Jesus speaking about his ascension to heaven to be with God. (or) John 5:1-9 Jesus heals a man who has been waiting by the healing pool in Jerusalem for 38 years. He also does this on the Sabbath. First Reading Acts 16:9-15 Paul has a vision, and the disciples go to Macedonia, a Roman colony. They meet Lydia on the Sabbath and her family converts to Christianity. She invited them to stay in her home, “…if you … [Read more...]

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy: God Serves Up a Feast of Deliverance (BONUS CONTENT)

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Yummy, Yummy, Yummy – God Serves Up a Feast of Deliverance A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible Bonus Readings from Beyond the Lectionary by David Ackerman for Easter 5: April 28, 2013 Bible Cliff’s Notes  Gospel  Mark 8:1-10:  Jesus feeds a crowd of about four thousand people, starting with only seven loaves of bread and a few small fish.  After sharing the meal, they take away seven baskets full of the leftover pieces. First Reading  2 Samuel 9:1-13a – Mephibosheth is a young … [Read more...]

Live Chat with Christian: 4/18/13; 11 am PST

We are live, loud and large for this week's Real-Time Chat, Join us with your thoughts, reflections, challenges and questions and add to the ongoing conversation about the week's study and whatever else we come up with. … [Read more...]