All In (Lectionary Study for Sunday, August 11, 2013)

Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 God finds all of the offerings given by the people of Sodom to be repugnant. He tells them to stop making offerings, and instead, to focus on personal conversion, care for the outcast. The admonition concludes with a promise that, if they are contrite, their transgressions will be forgiven. and Genesis 15:1-6 God promises great rewards to Abram for his faithfulness, but Abram is distraught because he has no … [Read more...]

Video from LIVE CHAT – God is a Sock

Audio from other speakers this week was recorded....but had a freaky echo that was maddening. So you get highlights of me talking again this week!We covered a lot of ground, from the ethics of consuming pop culture (leading to a great talk on Game of Thrones), to the challenge of nonviolence, our relationship with evil, suffering, and even a reframing of the crucifixion. Good, good stuff. … [Read more...]

(hu)Man or Sheep? VIDEO Overview for April 21, 2013

sheep man

Should I be insulted when the Bible calls me a sheep? What is Peter doing raising people named Dorcas from the dead? Did Jesus really die for my sins? Those questions and more are on the roster in this week's Heretic's Guide to the Bible lectionary study. … [Read more...]

Resources on Good Friday and Blood Atonement

crucifixion

If you're like me, you struggle with Easter. Yes, of course there's the whole mystery of resurrection and Easter, but more than that, there's crucifixion and all that carries with it. Personally, I ome away from Easter and the entirety of Holy week with more questions than answers: What does resurrection look like? And what if I can't wrap my mind around a bodily resurrection? Why call Good Friday "good?" Did Jesus really die for our sins? What kind of a God sets up his son for that kind … [Read more...]