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January 2008 Archives

Return of the Pocket Guides

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve been avoiding this until the time was right — by which I mean the contracts are signed and everything’s a go — but here’s the big announcement: my Pocket Guide series of books has a new home! Having finalized […]

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Vote Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

posted by Jason Boyett

Just a friendly reminder: The final day to vote for my story in the ChangeEffect contest is tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 30). Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. CST. Go here to cast your vote for Jason (“The Day I Met Paw-Paw”). […]

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World Time Clock

posted by Jason Boyett

I love photography, and I also love things that are cool, so when you can combine “coolness” and “photography” into a single site, I am generally interested in it. Which means this site caught my attention:The World Time Clock. Here’s […]

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Which Bible? Part 7 (The New King James)

posted by Jason Boyett

Back to our series on recycled content from Pocket Guide to the Bible. Earlier entries: the King James Version, the Revised Standard Version, the Jerusalem Bible, the New American Bible, The Living Bible, the NIV. Today? The NKJV.The New King […]

ChangeEffect Last Round

posted by Jason Boyett

Update: I made the Top 5 in the ChangeEffect story contest, in which the winner gets a 3-day, 2-night trip to Chicago (and a Cubs game). For some background, I’ve written about it already here and here. Since this is […]

Valentine’s Day

posted by Jason Boyett

February 14 is in three weeks. I’m writing an article about it for TrueU.org, the premise of which is that I don’t like Valentine’s Day because it’s a mandatory romance day. Guys (and girls) are required to be romantic on […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.

posted by Jason Boyett

My favorite MLK quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” [from Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (Beacon Press, 1968), p. 62.] What’s […]

Which Bible? Part 6 (The NIV)

posted by Jason Boyett

Now for Part 6 of our survey of popular biblical translations, in which we turn to the Big One: The NIV. Previously appearing in this series: the King James Version, the Revised Standard Version, the Jerusalem Bible, the New American […]

Best Criminal Ever

posted by Jason Boyett

A robber broke into a flat in Berlin and found the 64-year-old owner of the home already inside. Except the owner was dead. He’d been that way for a couple of weeks. So the breaker-and-enterer called the police and left […]

Hi.

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’re here as a result of this article in the Amarillo Globe-News, then welcome! Recent postings include this one, which links to a story about my grandfather, Amarillo’s John Boyett. Others of interest are this one about synesthesia and […]

I Need Your Vote(s)

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week I mentioned my entry in a contest put together by ChangeEffect, a design group in Chicago. The goal: write an essay about how a certain change has had a profound effect on your life. The prize: a three-day, […]

Saturdays Are Red: My Synesthesia

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve always been fascinated with neurology and other brain-related science, particularly the kinds of weird stuff Oliver Sacks writes about in his books. One of my favorite brain conditions is synesthesia, the little-understood phenomenon in which the five senses get […]

Which Bible? Part 5 (The Living Bible)

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s Part 5 of our survey of popular biblical translations, based on Chapter 7 of Pocket Guide to the Bible. Previous entries: the KJV, the RSV, the Jerusalem Bible, and the New American Bible. Today’s subject? The Living Bible. The […]

UFOs in Stephenville

posted by Jason Boyett

The apocalypse is near, and it might be starting in Stephenville, Texas. According to a surprising variety of reports — including eyewitness accounts from a local law officer and a pilot — a large, silent, hovering metallic flying object has […]

Which Bible? Part 4 (New American Bible)

posted by Jason Boyett

Next stop on our tour through Chapter 7 of Pocket Guide to the Bible, which details the most popular biblical translations. Previously, we covered the KJV, the RSV, and The Jerusalem Bible. Today’s subject is the New American Bible.New American […]

Mission 2540 Video

posted by Jason Boyett

I don’t ever list it as one of my specialties — like writing or speaking or making fake band tshirts — but I also do a little video editing and production on the side. Way over on the side. Here’s […]

Best. Story. Ever.

posted by Jason Boyett

According to Reuters: A Polish man discovers his wife working at a brothel. Husband: What are you doing here? Wife: What are you doing here? “The couple, married for 14 years, are now divorcing.” Well now.

Change, Chicago, and Paw-Paw

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m a Cubs fan. Have been since 1980 or so, when my brother and I discovered WGN on cable during those long summer afternoons when we were tired of building 12-inch-high forts out of the big pile of extra bricks […]

Which Bible? Part 3 (The Jerusalem Bible)

posted by Jason Boyett

We’re summarizing the most popular biblical translations, as listed in my most recent book, Pocket Guide to the Bible. Previously, we looked at the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version. Today’s subject is…The Jerusalem Bible (RSV) First published […]

Which Bible? Part 2 (RSV)

posted by Jason Boyett

We’re sprinting through Chapter 7 of Pocket Guide to the Bible, which details the most popular biblical translations. Previously, we covered the familiar and intimidating KJV. Today’s subject is the Revised Standard Version.The Revised Standard Version (RSV) First published in: […]

The Manga Bible

posted by Jason Boyett

What Christianity really needs, I’ve been thinking, is a version of the Bible that’s way more manga than your typical no-pictures, text-only Bible translations. Sure, our Bibles occasionally have illustrations, but it’s of the passive, gauzy, Jesus-holding-a-near-comatose-lamb variety. And Jesus […]

Which Bible Do You Read?

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m not quite ready to begin talking about my next Pocket Guide, so let’s take this opportunity to introduce you to some previous versions. First up: Pocket Guide to the Bible. One of my favorite chapters is Chapter 7 — […]

If you must read the Bible, read it quietly

posted by Jason Boyett

So a fellow Texan got kicked off her bus for reading the Bible to her children last Saturday on the way to church (she was Seventh-Day Adventist, and they go to church on Saturdays, because that’s how Jesus did it). […]

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Farewell, O Me of Little Faith
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posted 6:11:49am Jun. 01, 2011 | read full post »

My Introvert Interview
On Monday, author Adam McHugh delivered a guest post about the "snarling 8-headed monster" of the writing process. Today I return the favor -- sort of -- via an interview at his blog, Introverted Church. We talk about how my introverted personality has impacted my faith and doubt, and how the extrov

posted 3:05:36pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Harold Camping: "Invisible Judgment Day"
When the rapture didn't occur as predicted on May 21, 2011, Harold Camping had a few options. Here is how he could have responded to the failed prediction, in descending levels of crazy: 1. He could announce that he was wrong. This is the most reasonable option and was therefore unexpected. I wou

posted 9:06:24am May. 24, 2011 | read full post »

The Phases of Writing (Adam McHugh)
If you've ever felt out of place among all the exciting, expressive, emotional enthusiasm of a contemporary church service...or an evangelist's demands that you need to constantly be sharing your faith boldly to strangers...if it simply wipes you out to be surrounded by people all the time,  then y

posted 7:46:00am May. 23, 2011 | read full post »

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