Older People Rock (Heretic’s Guide Bonus for Sept 1, 2013)

“Older People Rock” A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible Bonus Readings from Beyond the Lectionary by David Ackerman for Proper 17: September 1, 2013 Bible Cliff’s Notes Gospel – John 7:40-44:  People are divided in their opinions about Jesus.  Some think he’s the Messiah while others think he’s a fraud who should be arrested.  Sounds a lot like people’s ideas about Jesus today! First Reading – 1 Kings 12:1-20 – Around 931 BCE, the kingdom of Israel divides into two … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Heretic’s Guide to the Bible!

Thanks for taking a chance on this new project with me. Whether you’re a seasoned preacher or a Bible newbie, taking on scripture can be tougher than gnawing through week-old bagels (dontcha hate when you get those poppy seeds stuck in your teeth??). If I’m being honest with you, it freaks me out a little bit too, but I also think it’s an important thing to try. There are tons of reasons we don’t pick up our Bibles. The stories are boring. They don’t make sense. They seem to lack … [Read more...]