Why Comedian/Podcaster Marc Maron is a Priest and Prophet

You may not know Marc Maron, but you should. Originally known as a crass, nihilistic comedian, he’s found a remarkable second life for himself in podcasting. And before you stop reading right there, consider that Marc’s “WTF” podcast is the first-ever podcast to be catalogued by the Library of Congress. This modest show that he [Read More…]

Why I’m Fasting and Giving Away Half of My Stuff This Month

I felt like I was preparing to punish myself for the month of March, the focus of which is “Jesus the Ascetic” during My Jesus Project, my year-long effort to more deeply understand what we really mean when we talk about following Jesus. I’ve consulted with a dietician, talked with my mentor, Reba Riley (author [Read More…]

Louis C.K. on Our Neighbor’s Bowl and What “Fair” Is

Writing books is a strange process. When you’re in the middle of creating something this big, it tends to consume your every waking moment in some way. I can’t watch TV or have a conversation with a neighbor without my mind searching the content for narrative or thematic threads to weave into the chapter I’m [Read More…]

The Human Cost of Blogging

“I got my reasons to live. I worked hard to figure out what they are. I’m not just handing them to you. Okay? You want a reason to live, have a drink of water and get some sleep, wake up in the morning and try again like everybody else does. It’s not your life. It’s [Read More…]