---NB: Re-edited versions of many of the esssays linked from

this page plus other more recent writing can by found in my 2012 book

Heretic Days: Writings from the Margins of Christianity .---




The Christian Duration


Essays and reviews:


Contrarian Thoughts on The Gospel of Judas


April DeConick: The Thirteenth Apostle


Leo Tolstoy: The Gospel in Brief


Marcus Borg and the Language of the Bible


Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings


Harold Bloom: Jesus and Yahweh: the Names Divine


Elaine Pagels and/or Christianity


E.P. Thompson: Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law


Emendation on Gospel of Thomas: Saying 50


The Gospel of Thomas and Deuteronomy


Ebionites and Nazarenes


Garry Wills: What Paul Meant


Garry Wills: What Jesus Meant


The Best New Testament Study Guide Available


John the Baptist: Irksome Translations


Guy Davenport and Benjamin Urrutia: The Logia of Yeshua / The Sayings of Jesus


The Discarded Image: C.S. Lewis' Short Course on the Middle Ages


Deserving Werner Herzog: Timothy Treadwell and Grizzly Man


Easter Island: Third Planet from the Sun


Notes to Karen Armstrong: A History of God


Karen Armstrong: In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis


My Small Gripe with Gabriel Gudding; My Larger Gripe with Sam Harris


Jesus and the Ebionites: Animal Rights in the Early Church


The Lion from Piraeus


Helmut Krausser: The Great Bagarozy


George Saunders: CivilWarLand in Bad Decline


The Book of Consolation



From the Red Folder:


Days, 1999


Days, 2002


The Breakfaster


Envy or Dust


My Guns and My Regrets


Obituary: Jacques Derrida


Just a Reminder


Baigent, Leigh, and Lincoln: The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail


It's time we took The Da Vinci Code seriously


It's time we took The Da Vinci Code seriously (revisited)


Regarding the Lost Sons of Hamete Khalifa al-Hamad al-Benengeli


Proof that God Exists




Putting the Ass in Assassinate: the Case of Pat Robertson


The Gospel According to George W. Bush


Paper Lanterns


New Horseman


The Blue Man



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