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  • Apocalyptic Theology—The recurring failure of the ages


    Traces the biblical evolution of Satan from nonexistent to God’s arch enemy. This results in a dualism (God versus Satan) seen in apocalyptic theology. This drives much of Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christian thinking. (For instance: The Late Great Planet Earth or the Left Behind series). We address how these ideas arose, why apocalyptic always failed in its predictions, its effect on the New Testament, and how to live in a non-apocalyptic (non-dualistic) reality. Biblical prophecy fascinates, yet those who tell us how the future unfolds are always revising their timetables. This video explains why they get it wrong.


  • Jesus Versus Caesar: A clash of kingdoms 


    John Dominic Crossan famously said that Jesus’ vision for the world would be “how the world would look if God sat on Caesar’s throne.” The Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Caesar are two entirely different ways of being in the world. Caesar’s is based on kleptocracy–the ability of the elite to steal/keep as much power and wealth for themselves at the expense of the people. Jesus wants the world ordered in a more egalitarian way where all participate in the earth’s bounty, and justice is distributive, not retributive. This video follows how Jesus’ teachings clashed with Rome’s and finally ended in the only way it could: Jesus executed as an enemy of the state. Taking a cue from Luke 4, we see Jesus’ view of the Kingdom of God as an implementation of Jubilee.



  • The Authority of the Bible: It can be freeing or onerous—Which?


    Just what is biblical authority? How is the authority of the Bible derived? Who determines the outcome? This video examines the ways the Bible has been used through the centuries to order people’s lives and the church. Depending upon the person or authority yielding the power to determine biblical teachings, it was often abused. It will be seen that the Bible has never been able to successfully achieve unity on even the smallest of matters. This, however, is not the Bible’s problem—the problem is the way the Bible has been interpreted or abused. Another important consideration is in what we expect from the Bible. Once we determine just what the Bible is intended to be, or can become, we will eliminate all the dead ends we’ve been forced down and find our way into what its legitimate claim on us is.

    $29 sale ends July 1, 2019
    Available for download on July 15, 2019

  • Stewardship: How God is recreating the world (if we would lend a hand)


    Stewardship is an all-inclusive theology. This video examines the creation stories and finds that the human purpose is to order the world after God’s intentions. Every bit of it. The world we understand was created “very good,” that is, suitable for its purpose. But chaos is always lurking to take back the “good.” We examine the purposes God desires and our role to encourage “goodness” or stifle it. This has immediate implications for Jesus’ understanding of the Kingdom of God.

    $29 sale ends August 1, 2019
    Available for download on August 15, 2019

  • Why We Disagree about the Bible and What to Do about It


    This video looks at the history of biblical interpretation and concludes that there has never been anything like a consensus view of how to interpret it. As time moves on, change takes its inevitable toll. Consequently, those who think they have found the “absolute truth” of anything are fighting not only against logic, but against history itself. As James Russell Lowell put it, “New occasions teach new duties, Time makes ancient good uncouth.” Modern psychology muddies the interpretive waters even more by pointing out the many ways humans find outcomes that satisfy preconceived notions. And we must factor in how worldviews shape our interpretive outcomes. What to do about it? Live tentatively and humbly in our world.

    $29 sale ends September 1, 2019
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  • Is Jesus the Only Savior? What about other religions?


    To properly address this question, we must first ask and answer: saved from what and for what? As we found in, “Unjumbling the Gospels,” we are presented with four different Jesuses and four different understandings of the meaning of the cross. There has never been a single accepted theory of the atonement, and there are at least four possibilities presented in the New Testament. Blood atonement seems ancient and a brutal way to effect reconciliation. And our increasing understanding of a God of love requires we move away from violence in all aspects of life, including religion. So, saying goodbye to hell removes the “eternal flames” from the “saved from what” question, and opens up new possibilities for the “saved for what” question. This also makes possible dialogue with our non-Christian friends in other religions. In stepping into this arena, we find we have much more in common than differences.

    $29 sale ends November 1, 2019
    Available for download on November 15, 2019

  • Living into the Open Future with God


    Does God know the future? Is there a plan for each person that God expects us to live out? Ecclesiastes says that “time and chance happen to all.” Perhaps life isn’t as fatalistic as some believe. This video examines biblical situations where God admits not knowing what will happen next. Rather than this being alarming, it frees us to create our own futures with God (or not!). Our lives then become our gifts back to the Giver of Life.

    $29 sale ends December 1, 2019
    Available for download on December 15, 2019