June 24, 2022

Five years ago I wrote a book entitled Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics To Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb  where I asserted [among other things] that abortion was a “shiny red button” issue which Conservative Republicans would never actually overturn because it was too useful as a tool to mobilize Evangelical Christians to vote for their candidates in every election. My argument was based on documented examples of how often Republican leaders had ample opportunity, and power, to overturn Roe... Read more

June 24, 2022

The Parable of The Extravagant Sower Saying 9: “Jesus said, “Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in

June 21, 2022

TEXAS – June, 2022 After nearly 2,000 years, the Christian Church’s copyright on Jesus has expired. Sources reveal that exclusive rights to the likeness and quotations of the Christ lapsed due to failure to submit proper legal documentation prior to the renewal date. “We were just so busy focusing on other things,” says a lawyer for the Christian movement who asked to remain anonymous. “With all the recent scandals at Hillsong, the Mars Hill podcast, that whole Greg Locke thing,... Read more

June 17, 2022

“The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.” SOCRATES “What is fear? Nonacceptance of uncertainty. If we accept that uncertainty it becomes an adventure.” RUMI Right off the bat, I feel the need to confess something to you. It’s not something I’m very proud of, but I think it’s important to get this out there right from the very start. To do this, I’ll need to tell you a little story. It’s about the day I was... Read more

June 15, 2022

JOHN’S GOSPEL AND THOMAS Many of those who argue against the relevance of Thomas’s Gospel will seek to disqualify the text by saying that it’s a much later addition than the other Gospels, or that the author certainly wasn’t the actual disciple named Thomas, or

June 8, 2022

  Saying 8: “And he [Jesus] said, “The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea filled with small fish. Among them, the wise fisherman found a fine, large fish. So, he threw

June 7, 2022

  NOTE: This post originally appeared in the INNER CIRCLE blog series here on Patheos as part of our continuing exploration of the sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas. Saying 6: His disciples asked him and said to him, “Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?” Jesus said “Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the... Read more

June 2, 2022

As I’ve been going through the sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas in this weekly blog series, something hit me last night that kept me awake half the night. Before the Synoptic Gospels and John’s Gospel were written, the Apostle Paul was writing

May 25, 2022

Saying 7: “Jesus said, “Blessed is the lion that becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the man becomes lion.” We’ve already taken a look at this saying of Jesus back in our introduction for this

May 18, 2022

Saying 6: “His disciples asked him and said to him, “Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?” Jesus said “Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things


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