My Video Chat with Jay Bakker

Thought my fellow Heretics might enjoy a sneak preview of a video interview I did with my friend, Jay Bakker, a day before I post it on my public blog. … [Read more...]

Naked Fishing! Magic Sandwiches! Jesus-Happy Earthworms! (Video Overview for Apr 14, 2013)

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Naked Fishing! Magic fish sandwiches! Jesus-happy earthworms! Who says the Bible is boring??? … [Read more...]

Feed Me, Seymour: A Search for Real Meaning (Lectionary Texts for Sunday, April 14, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 21:1-19 Jesus’ third appearance to the disciples after the resurrection. They’re not catching fish; Jesus tells them to try the other side of the boat and they catch hundreds. First Reading Acts 9:1-6 Paul (called Saul until he converted to Christianity, then renamed Paul), the erstwhile professional Christian assassin, encounters Jesus on the road to Damascus. This is a pretty big deal for Paul, and the turning point after … [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...]