Welcome to the webpage of Not the Bible.
A series of satirical mistranslations of several books from the Bible.
Half tongue-in-cheek, half right between the eyes, these books are designed to expose our over-familiarity with scripture, cultural bias, and hidden assumptions.
Suitable for personal devotion, small groups, and as a basis for sermons.
The parables are excellent for use in all age services.
Each week I’ll be releasing a commentary on a passage from The Ungospel of Matthew on the Not the Bible blog.
The Latest From the Blog
The Irony of the Parable of the Good Samaritan
I’ve heard too many sermons about we should be like the Good Samaritan, which is the complete opposite of the meaning of the parable!
Let the children come to me (Not the Bible)
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me the crèche and do not let them hinder us, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to us adults.” The Ungospel of Matthew 19:14 In Hebrew culture, which was primarily rural in nature, children were considered a blessing. They helped...
Peter and the Great Catch of Fish (Not the Bible)
Had Peter not been desperate He wouldn’t have experienced Jesus’ working in His life. He wouldn’t have fallen to His knees and left everything and followed Him.
The parable of the prodigal cow (Not the Bible)
One of the Christian anon gang on Twitter challenged me to write story about the calf in the prodigal son and this is the result.
Not the Parables of Jesus
More than 40 different takes on the original parables to snap us out of our over-familiarity and to restore the joy of the Gospel and the discomfort of the Sword of Truth stabbed firmly in your gut.
More Not the Parables of Jesus
Another 40 satirical takes on the original parables to make you laugh and think.
Not the Parable of the Good Samaritan
You’ll never guess what beloved parable has 40 different takes on it?