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 I am anywhere else. That’s why I write it. [Read more...]

I’m booked for the next few weeks


Hi, guys. For about three months I’ve been writing a new book that now necessitates all of my attention—which means stepping offline for two or three weeks. Catch ya’ on the other side of this … apparently extreme adventure I’m on! Hey, increasingly Facebook doesn’t work as a means of letting people know when I’ve [Read More...]

There’s no place like home–for now.


As some of you may know, I spent the last three or four days rather caught up in the fires that have been raging all over San Diego. My wife Cat and I are totally fine. Our car’s been sitting in the garage for three days, all packed up and ready to go. We live [Read More...]

Fires happening in San Diego: We may be evacuated


Hi, guys. This is a photo I snapped moments ago, from just outside my townhouse in North County San Diego. Everyone around us is packing and evacuating. We’re definitely packing and preparing to get out. I’ll keep you up as I can. Thanks for your prayers/kind thoughts. Love you guys! UPDATE: About 5:00 p.m. what [Read More...]

Happy 5th Anniversary,! [VIDEO]


Today—the website on which you’re reading this blog—is celebrating its fifth anniversary. By way of marking that milestone the good folks at Patheos requested their bloggers do a little video about site. My offering’s below. (Please rest assured that in real life my skin isn’t the color one typically associates with white guys about [Read More...]

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...]