Tired of being a “Christian But”?


A friend of mine told me recently told me she was tired of being a “Christian But…” Of course, when only hearing it, I figured she meant she felt like she was a “Christian ass,” to which I joked that she had lots of company. After rolling her eyes at me (as many people tend [Read More...]

Following Jesus Isn’t About Belief. It’s About Walking.


For decades, if not centuries, people have been sold a false bill of goods when it comes to Christianity. If you’re like me you were told there was this guy named Jesus who was sent to earth by his dad (named God) to die for our sins. However, there was still a caveat if you [Read More...]

Was Jesus Crazy (and Are We For Following Him)?


C.S. Lewis is known for many things, but one of his statements about Jesus in particular has stuck with me. He says that either Jesus was who he said he was, or he was a madman. But what if he was a little of both? And if so, what does that make us for following him? [Read More...]

I Think My Six-Year-Old Might Be Jesus


I’m not sure, but I think my daughter, Zoe, is Jesus. For a couple of reasons. But before I talk more about her, let’s talk about me. You know, since I’m not Jesus and I like talking about myself. I hate failing. Really hate it, even when it’s partly out of my control. Just a [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...]

Considering Twelve Sides of Jesus (#MyJesusProject)

Not surprising, this whole endeavor to understand what it really means to follow Jesus in today’s world is proving to be nothing short of overwhelming. Though I’d like to start my year-long effort to live this out on New Year’s Day, I’m not entirely sure I can get my hands around this Jesus we’re talking [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...]