Why “Not That Kind of Christian”? (Final Day)


My latest book project, “Not That Kind of Christian: Loving God Without Being an A**hole,” is a project of passion for me. I’m not writing it for a publisher or a big advance. I’ve actually turned down multiple book deals and am willingly paying out of my own pocket for this book because I want [Read More...]

Worst. Interview. Ever.

AJ and CDP

So I did this interview for “Not That Kind of Christian,” the new book I’m writing and trying to crowd fund. What a disaster. This is what happens when you’re not dealing with professionals. Learn more about the project HERE. And if you meet the interviewer on the street, kick him in the family jewels. [Read more...]

Why Hell Isn’t Scary and Failure’s a Blessing

eric elnes

In preparation for Eric Elnes’ visit to Portland to appear live on the Homebrewed CultureCast October 1st, I got some insight into what he calls his “best book yet,” “Gifts of the Dark Wood.” In it he offers a spiritual guidebook to navigating faith and seeking God in a postmodern world. As always, Eric offers [Read More...]

“God Never Gives You More than You Can Handle.” Christian Cliche of the Day

AssholeChristian Cover Final

I’m going to be posting bits from my upcoming book, “A**hole Christian Survival Guide,” over the next month or so. The idea behind the book is that maybe we need to follow Jesus because all of us, at one time or another, can be real a-holes. The real problem arises if we think that being “saved” or [Read More...]

Romal Tunes, Slim Moons and Kim Davis Swoons

romal tune

To be clear, cohost Slim Moon totally didn’t take his pants off and show his butt on air; it just worked for the title. But since it’s a podcast we could also be lying. On the anniversary of 9/11 the CultureCastaways reflect on fourteen years since the attack on the Twin Towers and what it’s [Read More...]

Are You Prepared for the A**hole Apocalypse?

Best opening sentence to a sermon I've ever heard.

Are You Ready for the A**hole Apocalypse? You’ve encountered those Christians who are so self-assured about their faith it’s like fingers on a chalkboard. You’ve met the type that is only satisfied if you think, act and believe just like they do. You know the Christians that want to start a conversation with an awkward [Read More...]

Cloud Chaser: My New CD

Cloud Chaser Front Cover

I’m really excited to share with all of you that I have a new five-song EP available called CLOUD CHASER. You can listen to it on the player below, download the entire EP for $4, or each track for $1 apiece. Coming in mid-May, I’ll also be shipping signed CDs to fulfill orders. This signed [Read More...]

THE SHACK’s Wm. Paul Young: Where’s God When…


Where’s God in the midst of loss and suffering? How do we find hope and healing when God seems so far away? I’m honored and excited to be a part of an upcoming touring production with Wm. Paul Young (author of THE SHACK) and  Reba Riley (author of POST TRAUMATIC CHURCH SYNDROME) in which we take on [Read More...]