A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Execution for Heresy…

I’d been writing novels and literary nonfiction for twenty years before I dared to write a memoir about my flight from my evangelical past. That book became the bestselling CRAZY FOR GOD: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. I’d been so out of touch with the evangelical world that I’d lost track of the players. Put it this way: I’d never heard of Rob Bell.I was expecting a backlash from the sort of people I’d wo … [Read more...]

Why Do I Feel So Bloody Liberated Self-Publishing

I’m self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  Where's my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won't review a self-published book! Libraries won't know about it! I'm screwed! This is my funniest, darkest and most spiritually reaffirming book. Have I wasted the 17 years I worked on it? If so, then why am I so happy with my insane plunge into the unknown? Why do I feel so bloody liberated in equal measure with my look-over-a-cliff panic?AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  is the close … [Read more...]

The New York Times and The Christian Post VS. Christianity Today on “Hellbound?”

Here are 3 reviews/stories about the movie Hellbound? Did the editors of Christianity Today see a different movie?  New York Times"The number of documentaries about theological debates is fairly small, and the number of such films that manage to sustain interest is even smaller. Kevin Miller’s 'Hellbound?' makes both lists." The Christian Post"There is ample time given in 'Hellbound?' to the opinion that 'evangelical extremists' perhaps peddle hell out o … [Read more...]


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