July 21, 2022

Saying 13, “Jesus said to his disciples, “Compare me to someone and tell me who I am like.” Simon Peter said to him, “You are like a righteous angel.” Matthew said to him, “You are like a wise philosopher.” Thomas said to him, “Master, I

July 12, 2022

Saying 12: “The disciples asked Jesus, “We know that you will leave us. Who will be our leader?” Jesus said to them: “Where you are, you are to go to James the Righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being.”   Observant readers

July 8, 2022

  Saying 11: “Jesus said: “This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away; and those who are dead are not alive, and those who are living will not die. In the days when you ate of what is dead, you

June 29, 2022

Saying 10: “Jesus said, “I have cast fire upon the world, and behold, I am guarding it until it blazes.” At first glance, this saying seems to sound as if Jesus is talking about the end of the World or some future apocalyptic event that

June 27, 2022

EMBRACING THE MYSTERY NOTE: The following is taken from my notes for a sermon preached at First Presbyterian Church of El Paso, TX on June 26th, 2022] When it comes to Theology, we need to admit that we’re talking about a Being who, by definition, is beyond all human comprehension. The problem is when Theologians say, “God is being who transcends every possible definition, and now please sit back and allow me to describe God to you in exquisite detail.”... Read more

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

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