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The R-Rated Theologian is an anthology of unabashed Progressive Christian essays by Arik Bjorn, frequent contributor to Patheos and Forward Progressives.

From same-sex marriage to Heaven & Hell to the biblical canon itself, the author tackles all of the sacred cows of Christian theology—including the dreaded Mark of the Beast, 666. (Or is it 616?) While dodging Adam’s snake
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Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published June 24th 2015 by Viking Word (first published June 23rd 2015)
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In a down to earth tone and some well timed sass Arik Bjorn addresses why fundamentalists often get the Bible wrong and confirms my suspicion that the creation of chapters and verses, hurt the original documents which were devoid of such things. There is however more to this series of essays. There is much in the Bible that has evolved in time that is read as absolutely literal to fundamentalists that missed the point the Bible as a whole is not literal. Reading every line as
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Arik Bjorn is a novelist, essayist, and poet, but most of all, a dedicated father. He enjoys French silk pie as well as a quality shot of bourbon. His writing explores such themes as the Problem of Pain and building Civilization--or at least humanity's efforts to-date.

He has eight books available on on Goodreads and Amazon, including his first novel, "The Prodigal" (2020). "The Prodigal" took 25 y
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