Category Archives: Theology

Moses, Snake, and Jesus or, Heretical Communities?

Moses, Snake, and Jesus or, Heretical Communities?

Maybe we shun the label heretic too quickly. What if the Apostle Paul aimed to create heretical communities across the Roman Empire aimed at bringing peace in the Way of Jesus? Read More

It’s All About the Base, No Trouble

It’s All About the Base, No Trouble

Grandma Littleton tired of the question, “Are you Catholic?” This came after she responded to, “How many children do you have?” She would reply, “Eight. Six boys and two girls.” Over time she developed a startling response to the question of her religious background, “No. Just oversexed Baptists.” Were she still alive I would have… Read More

Nathan Is Like Jesus, or What Happens When You Describe the Cause of Jesus’ Death

Nathan Is Like Jesus, or What Happens When You Describe the Cause of Jesus’ Death

Mondays for preachers should at least come with some humor. After all, many of us replay the message from the day before in our heads and face the specter that we could have communicated better. At least those of us who preach our own stuff. Read More

Whips and Systems or, The Better Question May Be, “Why Them?”

Whips and Systems or, The Better Question May Be, “Why Them?”

If you have read here for very long you likely know I am a fan of Inigo Montoya. The daft swordsmen in Princess Bride who puzzles over linguistic imprecision. His almost constant refrain makes the point, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Read More

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