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...]

Cliche of the Day: Everything Happens for a Reason

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 [Read More...]

Why I Got Kicked Out of Church


When I was seventeen, my youth minister threw a Bible at me. Not long after that, my relationship with organized religion ended for a decade. Funny story, actually, at least the way I like to tell it. Help support the “A**hole Christian Survival Guide” campaign by becoming a backer. Learn more about how to survive [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...]

Jesus Wouldn’t Do Lists (But I do)


Anyone who knows me very well can tell you I’m pretty intense about things. When I start on a new book project, sometimes I will write six to ten hours a day until I’m done, my hands give out or my family claws and wails outside my office door. So of course, when I decided [Read More...]

Day Two of My Jesus Project: Are We Done Yet?

My new and Growing Jesus Shrine. Got something to add? Let me know.

First, the good news: After four months of preparation, I have officially started my year-long quest to more seriously understand what it means to follow Jesus, AKA “My Jesus Project.” And now the bad news: After today, I still have 363 days left of this. Turns out, Jesus stuff is hard. It’s not even that I’ve [Read More...]

Non-Asian Asians, Barack’s Bobbles & the NSA (HBCultureCast)


This week, as the rest of the country swelters, the CultureCast crew complain about the cool, overcast weather in Portland. Hey, everybody has to gripe about something, right? Our guest for the episode is Bruce Reyes-Chow, returning to the show for another go-round. This time he discusses his new book, “But I Don’t See You As [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer, Arrested Development & the Red Wedding (HBCultureCast)


This week we welcome the great Frank Schaeffer to discuss modern art, the fight against human trafficking, and why we aren’t outraged about tech companies Frank compares to “modern day slave ships.” It’s an illuminating discussion, and it goes long because everything Frank was saying was awesome. Later, Amy is afraid of drowning, so none [Read More...]