Our Free “Blue Like Jazz” E-Book Guide

Cover for our new Blue Like Jazz movie guide

Amy and were asked to write a short study guide to accompany the upcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. The e-book will be distributed to anyone who wants a copy for free. We’re excited and honored to be a part of this, and it’s my hope that the e-book will help individuals and small groups who [Read More...]

Guns Don’t Kill People; Hoodies Kill People

Geraldo Rivera

It’s not that often that anyone accuses Geraldo Rivera of being a reporter. More often than not, he’s good for audacious soundbytes and a campy mug at the camera while sporting his trademark “look at me” mustache. He’s more circus performer than analyst, but in as much, he’s a sign (or symptom) of the state [Read More...]

Four Reasons I Came Back to Church

I’ve written a couple of pieces lately that have gotten a lot of attention about why younger people tend to walk away from church. If you haven’t seen them yet, here are the links: Seven Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church Four More (BIG) Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church It was suggested that I [Read More...]

Why Young Adults Leave Church: The Interview

I was interviewed recently on the Open House radio show, a weekly program with Leigh Hatcher that syndicates across Australia, about my articles on why young adults leave church. Why Young Adults Leave Church (Open House Radio Interview 3-2012) [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Five

This is a pastoral relationship that started well.

You’d think I’d eventually run out of material for this weekly series I’ve been doing. Fortunately for me, there is no apparent end to the phenomenon that is the bad church sign. Church sign epic fails, part four Church sign epic fails, part three More church sign epic fails Church sign epic fails [Read more...]

My Radio Interview About Church, State and Rick Santorum

I was interviewed for a radio show recently called State of Belief that airs on stations around the Midwest about my recent article, “Rick Santorum, Champion of the Secular Left.” I’ll admit I was a little nervous when a religious radio show from the Beltway wanted to talk to me about my understanding of church [Read More...]

Walking a Mile With a Meth-Head

Emmanuel shows up on our front porch about once a week. His name means “God with us,” but if there’s anyone on the planet who appears to have been forgotten by the Divine, It’s him. He stands at about 5’4″ and has maybe a handful of teeth left. when he speaks, I catch about half [Read More...]

Which Matters More: Faith IN Jesus or the Faith OF Jesus?

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Following is taken from Banned Questions About Jesus. Galatians 3:22: Is it the faith of Jesus or faith in Jesus that’s the key? Amy Reeder Worley: It is both the faith of and in Jesus that lead to salvation, which is another word for “liberation.” Jesus’ faith in God was absolute. He lived in complete [Read More...]

‘Blue Like Jazz’ Director Steve Taylor: “The Christian Movie Establishment…is Out to Get Us.”

Director Steve Taylor

It’s no surprise that some Christians and the organizations they represent are less than enthused about the forthcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. But Steve Taylor, the film’s director, claimed today on Donald Miller’s Blog that certain prominent Christian filmmakers “issued what amounts to a fatwa against Blue Like Jazz.” One of the concerns involves a [Read More...]

Blue Like Jazz: My Webcast with Marshall Allman and Steve Taylor

While Steve Taylor, director of the upcoming “Blue Like Jazz” movie, and Marshall Allman, star of the film, were at South by Southwest premiering the movie, I got a chance to do an interview with them by webcast. We talked about the evolution of the story from book to screen, why they felt so strongly [Read More...]


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