Charlie Hebdo: Comedy as an Act of Courage

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I love Jon Stewart. I mean, like “maybe jump the fence” love him. His presence on The Daily Show has spoken to and with my generation through some of our most formative years. And yes, he tells fart jokes (which I also love). And yes, he editorializes, (which is nearly ubiquitous in “legitimate news” streams [Read More...]

25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (2014 Readers’ Choice)

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Welcome to the annual “Blogs you should be reading” blog!  If your New Year’s resolution is to search out relevant, interesting, and challenging blogs, you are in the right place! There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing sometimes.  And though there are so many more bloggers worth following who aren’t on this [Read More...]

AJ Jacobs, Sony, Summer Camps & Semi-Nude Skyping

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After a, um, hiatus of sorts Christian, Amy, and Andy are back to talk about all things important… like summer camp for asthmatics, Beer and Hymns protests, and semi-nude Skype conversations. This episode’s interview is with A.J. Jacobs – author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers, including The Year of Living Biblically. [Read More...]

My Seizure Diagnosis: Is there a Pony in this Shitpile?

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I was sitting on the couch, working on an article on the morning of December 4th when the first one hit. I was consumed with a surreal sense of Deja Vu, followed by a dreadful sort of panic that insisted, in my mind, that whatever was in front of me at the moment was the [Read More...]

Are We Addicted to a Constant State of Distraction? #MyJesusProject

I was catching up on back-episodes of 60 Minutes last night (required viewing for all nerds to maintain their credentials) when I came across a segment I immediately found suspect. It was about these “mindfulness coaches” who were being brought into all of these high-powered companies to teach people how to sit, breathe and, yes, [Read More...]

AJ Jacobs Tells Me How to Be More Like Jesus #MyJesusProject

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For the next 14-18 months, I’m doing a sort of “Human Experiment” project in which I try to figure out what it REALLY means to follow Jesus in the 21st century western world. To help me, I called on bestselling author of “The Year of Living Biblically” and Esquire Editor-at-Large AJ Jacobs to be my [Read More...]

So…Am I Jesus Yet? #MyJesusProject

It’s been a week now since I announced my newest project, which is to spend between 14 and 18 months figuring out what it seriously means to follow Jesus in our 21st century western world. Like, really. Tons of people say they are Christians, or even go so far as to say they follow Jesus, but which [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...]


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