Five Ways I Suck at Following Jesus #MyJesusProject

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As you may know by now, I’m starting a new project (ramping up now, starting in earnest in February) in which I try for a year to really, seriously understand what it means to follow Jesus in western, post-industrial 21st century society. What does that look like? Do any of us actually do it? And [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...]

We Have a New Trade-up! Get Your Book Designed & Edited #Feeding5000 #MyJesusProject

Sometimes it takes a little bit of imagination to realize how much we really have to offer. I was messaging back and forth this weekend with someone who had just taken my “Jesus Dos and Don’ts” survey, and they noted how exciting the project was, especially the idea of how to feed 5000 people. Basically, [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...]

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...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “No Explanations” Edition

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When I was a kid, I’d always ask “why?” about everything. Thankfully, church cured me of that! [Read more...]

How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life

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I was asked to contribute a chapter to a new book called “Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels.” The volume, an edited compilation put together by Cathleen Falsani and Jennifer Grant, takes on many of the weird texts in scripture that we either [Read More...]


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