As the year draws to a close and people everywhere begin reflecting on their favorite things from 2009, I’d like to offer you something a little different. During the year I dug up the following videos and filed them away for just such an occasion as this. So here are my top seven picks for “heretical crazy-talk video of the year”:

Number 7: Rick Warren on the “Gospel of Doing”…

Pastor Warren explaining to his congregation all of the things they have to “do” if they want to get to heaven:

Number 6: Bill Hybels on “Holy Motivation”…

Pastor Hybels explains how getting angry and then using that anger to fuel a fervor for social justice issues is a biblical concept (who knew!):


Number 5: Megachurch Sermon Trailers–In Search of Relevance…

Ah…smell the moralistic therapeutic deism. Obviously, if getting into heaven is about all this doing that we have to do (as Pastors Warren and Hybels have asserted), then the preacher had better get busy with giving us some practical things to be doing:


Number 4: Benny Hinn on the Trinity…

Is this even real?

Number 3: The Prosperity Gospel…

This is actually an excellent refutation of the Prosperity Gospel, but the examples are too much fun to pass up. This one’s packed with more nuts than a Snickers bar!


Number 2: You Were Born For This? (From the Author of “The Prayer of Jabez”)…

Of course, if the Prayer of Jabez had actually worked for everyone, we wouldn’t need a follow-up book about how to “live a life of predictable miracles”:


And for my number 1 Heretical Crazy-Talk Video of 2009, I give you…John Dominic Crossan on the Resurrection!

Doesn’t that just warm the heart? (In the unforgettable words of Rod Rosenbladt, “…it doesn’t make me so much want to send them a copy of the Bible as it makes me want to send them a copy of Adler’s book on how to read a book!”)

Happy New Year, Everyone…