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July 20, 2015
Spam I am
Lately I've grown pretty darn tubby, to the extent that I feel as if a whole...
July 14, 2015
An explanation of my editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach services
I offer six editorial and writing services: Project Evaluation, Project Development, Substantive Editing, Writing Coach,...
July 01, 2015
Want me to evaluate, edit, co-write, ghostwrite, or help you develop your writing project?
If you think you might be interested in my serving as your editor, book doctor,...
June 04, 2015
Why the Christian middle ground is no place for me
When I was thirty-eight years old, I felt broken. I had a terrible past I...
May 26, 2015
Priest denies confession to girl desperate to tell her secret
She wants to confess her secret. She's told to keep quiet unless she makes a...
August 14, 2014
Book giveaway: “Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic” by Nora Gallagher
There’s just a lot of things I’m more comfortable talking about in the newsletter than...
May 03, 2014
Happy 5th Anniversary, Patheos.com! [VIDEO]
Today Patheos.com—the website on which you're reading this blog—is celebrating its fifth anniversary. By way...
April 07, 2014
Never ask questions!
My first time ever in Sunday school did not go well, to say the least.
February 20, 2014
If you think John Shore is just another namby-pamby “Christian speaker” …
If you're in or near Louisville this weekend, come join us! It's a church! There's...
February 03, 2014
I'm reviving my monthly newsletter (from which—as you may know—I've taken a bit of a...
January 29, 2014
How To Make a Living Writing
It's not easy to make it as a writer. But you can do it. Here's...
December 09, 2013
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...
November 28, 2013
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...
November 27, 2013
The grateful crier (Thanksgiving 2013)
An offering for those who feel like that they have less to be thankful for...
November 10, 2013
Starblog 11-10-2013: I’m outta here.
Hello, friends, associates, benign lurkers, and even people who share this guy's sentiments about me:...
July 04, 2013
Today, as she and I sat alone together overlooking the view from our front patio,...
July 01, 2013
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...
June 28, 2013
Such a week, with the victories and the flooding and the humor with the laughing.
Hi, guys. As I write it's 4 p.m. sunny/ridiculously hot today California time. What a...
May 24, 2013
In case you haven't yet met her, this is Brittany Howard, lead singer and guitarist...
April 17, 2013
Kicked out of our church: How I learned the “Christian” view of gays (and what my wife did with that information)
After my wife Catherine and I had spent six years as members of the very...
April 01, 2013
April’s newsletter giveaway: Altec Lansing portable player for iPhone and iPad
With each edition of my monthly newsletter I do a giveaway. For April's newsletter (which I'll...
March 25, 2013
Pray with me (or else!)
Every Sunday or Monday morning I sit down, close my eyes, and do Ye Oldye...
February 16, 2013
Zombies, Glue-Sniffers, Beer Thieves and Me
Why am I awake? It's 4 a.m. The only people up at this time of...
January 28, 2013
“Your laughter is interfering with my degrading shame”
If I had a thousand years and spoke as many languages I couldn't begin to...
January 13, 2013
My dad died today
Hi, guys. Some of you have been with me for a long time, so I...
January 11, 2013
Big book business beckons
Hello! How's your New Year going? Well, that's enough about you. As many/some/those of you...
December 31, 2012
Old Lang’s sign
I miss old Lang. He was a good guy. So wise. I never learned Lang's...
November 07, 2012
Is Obama one of the elect?
Get it? One of the elect? Get it?? Because he was elected? Har! Pffft. Can...
October 25, 2012
Creativity, Pumpkin-heads, and Pee-Wee at the Movies
So I got in an email asking how I manage to be "so ridiculously creative!!!"...
October 04, 2012
San Diegans! HELLBOUND?, AMC Mission Valley 20, 7:30 TONIGHT! (And guess who’ll be there–besides me?)
Sorry for the late notice, but this just came together. If you're in San Diego...
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