A nun, an astrophysicist and a Post-Christian walk into a radio show…

I always enjoy chatting with radio talk show host Welton Gaddy, based out of Washington DC. His syndicated weekly show, in partnership with the Interfaith Alliance, airs on nine stations around the country. But they also rebroadcast the segments on their website. To listen to my talk with Welton about the state and future of [Read More...]

AJ Jacobs on Being Other People’s Version of Jesus (Ugh) #MyJesusProject

I had a chat with my friend and fellow author, AJ Jacobs, today on Skype. Aside from being a veteran journalist, he is the most experienced “human guinea pig” I know. After all, he wrote “The Year of Living Biblically,” in which he spent a whole year trying to live according to the Bible, as [Read More...]

How Generosity Goes Viral (A Five-for-One Deal) #Feeding5000 #MyJesusProject

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“Woah,” Mattias’ eyes bulged when he walked in and saw the red mountain bike, sitting in the hallway of our house. Is that for me?” “No buddy, we’re giving this away.” “But why?” “To help feed 5,000 people.” He looked at me for a minute, trying to figure out if I was serious. “You’re going [Read More...]

Putting Jesus in My Boots #MyJesusProject

I’m spending 18 months trying to figure out what it really means to follow Jesus. I mean, I’m not trying to be jesus, per se, and that’s probably best for all of us. I’m pretty sure I would suck at it. The thing is, Jesus called different people to different things, from what I can [Read More...]

My Jesus Project Dos and Don’ts (Reader Survey) #MyJesusProject

If you haven’t already read from my post yesterday, I’m doing an experiment over the next 18 months to try and figure out what it is we really mean when we talk about “following Jesus.” Does he want us to be just like him? Does he want everyone to walk away from their families, jobs and [Read More...]

To the “Beer and Hymns” Haters in Tulsa, OK

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“Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?” -Martin Luther You all know by now that I’ve been on a national tour, talking about my latest book, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? [Read More...]

Jesus Exercised His “Right to Die.”

“You know what, it’s not your life, it’s life. Life is bigger than you, if you can imagine that. Life isn’t something that you possess, it’s something that you take part in and witness.” ― Louis C.K. It was a striking coincident that, just before the Brittany Maynard “Right to Die” storyline unfolded in the public forum, my [Read More...]

What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? (AKA: Was Constantine an Ass-hat?”

Last week I spent a few days in Rome with, among others, Tony Jones. As someone who hasn’t ever been to Rome, it was particularly helpful for me to have a Christian historian along. It’s easy enough, having seen one amazing display of ruins after another, or cathedral after awesome cathedral, to lose some perspective. [Read More...]


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