39 – Brad Jersak – A More Christlike Way

What a privilege to chat with Brad Jersak.  We talked about his new book “A More Christlike Way” but also about Church, the Bible and Water to Wine.  Brad did an excellent job of talking about complex issues is a concise way.  We squeezed a lot into the interview!  I hope you enjoy it!   All…

37 – Pete Enns – How the Bible Actually Works

Since the beginning of my deconstruction I have sought Pete’s work out as a reliable reference to help me understand a healthy approach to the Bible.  It’s amazing that I even still read the Bible after some of the stuff I have been through. His books “The Bible Tells Me So” and “The Sin of…

Listen to Him

      “This is My Son, My Chosen One, listen to Him!”  ― God       “Whatever He says to you, do it.” — Mary Often our theology can be tangled up in a lot of stuff.  For twenty-first century Americans, I think it is a dual problem.  Most evangelical faiths tend to lean…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 7 (The Bible)

I remember at various times saying, as I was walking up to preach in my Fundamentalist church, “I have nothing of value to say that is not written in this book” (pointing to the Bible).  It’s really kind of a sad statement when you think about it.  Even though Jesus quoted Scripture, he never held…

Poem – It Wasn’t God, It Was Me

When I was a kid, I used to burn ants with a magnifying glass.  Actually, it was my glasses, but the effect was the same.  Later, as a teenager, I would shoot sparrows out of the tree next to the church with my friend Jeff and his pellet gun.  It was fun to me and…

A Prophet, Two Brothers, Jesus and a Drone Strike

Most of the religious traditions I have been exposed to promote a literal view of Scripture. Most people in these traditions are quick to point out that a literal view is not a wooden view. Jesus doesn’t literally believe he is a door – it’s a metaphor. I agree, we certainly must account for figures…