Never ask questions!


My first time ever in Sunday school did not go well, to say the least. [Read more...]

If you think John Shore is just another namby-pamby “Christian speaker” …

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If you’re in or near Louisville this weekend, come join us! It’s a church! There’s bound to be free donuts! [Read more...]

Free stuff!


I’m reviving my monthly newsletter (from which—as you may know—I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus). [Read more...]

How To Make a Living Writing

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It’s not easy to make it as a writer. But you can do it. Here’s how. [Read more...]

I, a Bible loving, gospel embracing, Paul-enamored lefty progressive Christian


Lately I’ve been getting a few emails from new readers asking about my personal beliefs and/or theology—or just about me generally, especially relative to Christianity. I appreciate those queries, and thought I’d take a moment to address the main thrusts of them. [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving! (For some, I guess. I dunno.)


It’s 3:30 in the morning. Today’s Thanksgiving! My wife Catherine is asleep upstairs. I’m down here on the couch with my laptop. Man, how was that not way too much boring information? Then again, it’s not like anyone’s gonna read this. Who reads a blog on Thanksgiving? Who writes a blog on Thanksgiving? [Read more...]

The grateful crier (Thanksgiving 2013)


An offering for those who feel like that they have less to be thankful for than they wish they did. [Read more...]

Starblog 11-10-2013: I’m outta here.


Hello, friends, associates, benign lurkers, and even people who share this guy’s sentiments about me: [Read more...]

The deal

Today, as she and I sat alone together overlooking the view from our front patio, my wife Catherine, from quite deep in her ruminations, said, “You know what the deal is, don’t you?” [Read more...]

The Heart of a Moralist: Dan Savage’s “American Savage”

One never hears the principal truth about Dan Savage used to describe him, which is that he is a moralist of the first order. Besides being that rarest of persons, an original thinker, the founder of the It Gets Better phenomenon is also frightfully brave, ridiculously articulate, exhaustively informed, and wizened by over twenty years [Read More...]