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About That Time Paul the Hippie Took On the Elitist Establishment

Because of the immense burden of two millennia of church history, it's hard to picture Paul as a freedom fighter speaking truth to power. But he was far more of a radical than many give him credit for. In this final essay on Romans, discover how he tweaked the noses of pretty much everybody in the quest for peace, love, and harmony.

January 12, 2020

13 Ways To Avoid Being An Asshole Online (according to the Apostle Paul)

If listicles had been a thing in the 1st century, we might have gotten this one in our holy book.

May 12, 2019

The Mystic Insights of Paul

How altar calls and sinners' prayers miss the mark when it comes to understanding Paul's contemplative awareness of Christ-centered enlightenment.

December 10, 2018

Paul’s Alter Ego: Wretched-Man

There are times when sin and death seem all-powerful. But in the final reckoning, love and life are always, always more powerful still.

November 20, 2018

Augustine, Paul, Original Sin, and You

Jesus didn't reference it. Paul only touches upon it once in an allegory. So how did original sin become a foundational doctrine of Western Christianity?

November 7, 2018

Reclaiming the Storytelling Genius of Paul

For far too long, Romans 1 has been used to attack anyone Christian fundamentalists just don't like: atheists, gays, and followers of other religions. I'm calling it what it is: bad exegesis and a distortion of Paul's real narrative.

October 29, 2018

The Iconoclast, The Dreamer, The Slave

Before we can truly understand Paul's letter to the Romans, we need to understand Paul. And he was a character far more colorful, far more subtle than most people realize.

October 16, 2018

Love & Hate, War & Peace

The mixed legacy of Paul of Tarsus and what we can do to fall in love with his stories once again.

October 6, 2018

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