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


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...]

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

AJ and CDP

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...]

Following Jesus…For Real This Time #MyJesusProject

Follow Christian Piatt’s 18-month attempt to really follow Jesus. Search the blog category to the right called “My Jesus Project,” or search “#MyJesusProject” on this blog, on facebook or Twitter.  Being a Christian, by definition, means we endeavor to follow Jesus. But few, if any, of us does it, really. I mean all the way. As [Read More...]

AJ Jacobs and Internet Trolls: Homebrewed CultureCast #12

In what may be their biggest get thus far, the CultureCast welcomes author, NPR contributor, and Esquire editor-at-large A.J. Jacobs to the show. On topic: A.J.’s newest book, “Drop Dead Healthy,” in which he chronicles the vastly different ways humans can bring their bodies to peak health, and how it feels to be the father of a cottage [Read More...]


Dig the video I made about my upcoming book, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE: [Read more...]

BANNED QUESTIONS 40% discount and other stuff

I’m happy to let you know that both BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS are available for pre-order on Chalice Press’ website. The BIBLE book will be shipped later next month, and the JESUS book in June. Here’s a link to both books on the Chalice site: http://www.chalicepress.com/search.aspx?k=banned%20questions You can also [Read More...]