The R-Rated Theologian

The R-Rated Theologian : What Every American Should Know about the Biblical Definition of Marriage & Other Flannelgraph Adventures

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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 and Revelation's horny beast, Bjorn discovers a commonsense Progressive Christianity, where it's perfectly acceptable to stand beneath a Cloud of Unknowing without an umbrella, yet where age-old standards like Bible chapter and verse notations are found wanting. As author and creator of the website Christian Evolution, Eric Alexander, states in his introduction: "Arik is one of the most eloquent writers I know ... Arik's ideas are not so extreme as to disrespect or defile the Christian tradition, but they will push you to think in a considerate and educated way. He is one of today's true progressive leaders-pushing the envelope but not quite throwing it into the shredder."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514708094
  • 9781514708095

About Arik Bjorn

Arik Bjorn is a novelist, screenwriter and essayist, 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 evil and maintaining Civilization (or at least humanity's efforts to-date). Bjorn was the 2016 Democratic Party / Green Party fusion U.S. Congressional candidate for South Carolina's 2nd District. His writing has been featured on Forward Progressives and Patheos. His work has been read by several million people-yet, sadly, not by one single quokka. Bjorn holds degrees in archaeology/ancient languages and library science from Wheaton College and the University of South Carolina, respectively. He has six books available on Amazon: "Waiting for Civilization," "The R-Rated Theologian," "Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots," and "Pastor Pillow Talks"-plus his debut short story collection, "Birds of a Feather." Bjorn's most recent title, "So I Ran for Congress," chronicles his experience running for U.S. Congress against Joe "You Lie!" Wilson. To read more of Arik Bjorn's writings, visit his website, . To read his congressional campaign archive, visit .show more