Dear America: We’re Not Losing to Cuba

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The end of a five-decades-long embargo against Cuba has people buzzing. some are excited to be able to visit finally, and maybe bring back a few cigars and a bottle of Cuban rum. Others, like Congressman Marco Rubio, are incensed, or are at least pretending to be as a matter of political expedience. The biggest [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...]

Jesus Can’t Breathe: a Spiritual Problem That Begs a Spiritual Response

My friend, Peter Heltzel, and a cohort of some 75 faith leaders in New York have called the lack of Police accountability in New York and elsewhere “a spiritual problem.” They’re right, and it’s a problem that requires a spiritual response. Those faith leaders converged on New York’s city hall for a “Die in” protest [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...]

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...]

We Have Our First Trade-Up! #MyJesusProject #Feeding5000

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I don’t think I’ve ever been quite as excited about receiving something I don’t get to keep. Just this morning, I posted a request to do a “trade-up” to help raise resources necessary to feed 5,000 people. As part of my 18-month project to try and follow Jesus, like for real, I figure taking on [Read More...]

Help Me Feed 5,000 People…and Get Six New Books #MyJesusProject

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As you may know if you’ve read my previous posts, I’m in the process of doing an 18-month project in which I’m trying to figure out what it REALLY means to “follow Jesus.” One order of business my readers have suggested I take on is the miracles recorded in the Gospels. Obviously some are tougher than [Read More...]


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