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O Me of Little Faith

O Me of Little Faith

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Jason Boyett is a writer, speaker, and the author of several books, including O Me of Little Faith (Zondervan), and the Pocket Guide series (Jossey-Bass). His work has appeared in Salon, Paste, The Daily Beast, Relevant, and a variety of other publications. He has also appeared on the History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Jason lives in Texas with his wife and two kids. Follow him at twitter and jasonboyett.com.

Wild Thing, I Think I Love You

posted by Jason Boyett

As a dad, a lover of kids’ books, and a fan of Spike Jonze, I’m pretty excited about this movie. Who’s with me?

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Two Reasons Not to Blog Today

posted by Jason Boyett

I had a whole lot of visitors to this blog on Wednesday thanks to the Jesus art, and a really committed blogger would post something really great today to build on that traffic spike, but I just can’t do it. […]

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Find Your Way Home

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday’s post was not-so-serious, so I’ll balance things out (perhaps karmically?) by calling attention to a book and organization that impresses me. Thistle Farms is a non-profit business operated by the women who live at Magdalene, a two-year residential community […]

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Please Explain This Christian Art

posted by Jason Boyett

Oh boy. So at his tumblr blog, Trying to Follow, Ariah Fine posted the illustration below and asked for comments. Jesus has suffered quite a few indignities at the hands of Christian artists over the last few decades (I attribute […]

QOD: What Podcasts Do You Download?

posted by Jason Boyett

Two of the questions I’ve been asked multiple times are: 1) why don’t you have a podcast? and 2) what podcasts do you listen to? To answer #1: I’ve got enough going on already. Don’t have time to plan, record, […]

World Water Day

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday was World Water Day, which was was initiated by the United Nations in 2005 to draw focus to the global crisis for 1.1 billion people who lack safe drinking water. I want to do my part in observing World […]

Confessions: I Read (and Enjoyed) Twilight

posted by Jason Boyett

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to read more. Specifically, to read 12 books. Which sounds like a lame goal, but considering that I spend a lot of my free time writing my own books and working on other […]

Longing for a Prosthetic Finger Drive

posted by Jason Boyett

The Telegraph reported a fascinating story yesterday about a computer programmer in London who lost a finger in a motorcycle accident. No big news there. I know all kinds of computer programmers who’ve lost fingers in motorcycle accidents. Don’t we […]

Re-Post: St. Patrick

posted by Jason Boyett

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s last year’s post about the famed patron saint of Ireland, in the form of some background information from my upcoming book, Pocket Guide to Sainthood. It was originally posted on this date in […]

Interview: Jen from Cake Wrecks

posted by Jason Boyett

March is articles month for me, apparently. I’ve had eight assignments due by April 1, for various print and online publications, so I’ve been plugging away at these. One of them is for a new online venture — I’m not […]

What Do I Have on My Bookcase?

posted by Jason Boyett

I moved out of one office and into another a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve had to rearrange my work environment. It’s important for writerly/creative types like myself to have a suitable atmosphere for being writerly and/or creative. Or […]

Speaking about Spiritual Weakness

posted by Jason Boyett

Not sure why it took me so long to post this, but if you’ve ever wondered what it looks and sounds like when I do a public speaking gig, then here’s your chance. This is the introduction to a talk […]

Not a Good Time for Twitter

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve expressed my enjoyment of Twitter here before, but some people seem to get a little too, um, wrapped up in the joy of 140-character posts. Guys like David Prager, who got exposed on Gawker this week for a stream […]

Stories of Generosity: I Need Your Help

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m looking for some help with an article I’m writing for a new publication. The article is about the virtues of generosity, and I need two things: 1. Some quotes from youngish people (20s, 30s) who are trying to practice […]

David Wilkerson Predicts the Apocalypse!

posted by Jason Boyett

Oh my. Here we go again. David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade and the pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, let loose a wild blog post on Saturday in which he claimed — while […]

Heaven: A Breakfast-Free Zone

posted by Jason Boyett

I received some very bad news yesterday, courtesy of a YouTube clip blogged about by Bryan Allain. It’s a song that aired on “The Mornin’ Show,” a local program on WTVA, an NBC affiliate in Tupelo, Mississippi. Tupelo, as you […]

McGruff Gets Punched, with Commentary

posted by Jason Boyett

There was a story on Yahoo! News a few days ago with this wonderful headline: Cops: Driver adjusts mirrors and roughs up McGruff I may be in my thirties, but that’s young enough to have grown up with that lovable, […]

Jason Plays the Random Album Game

posted by Jason Boyett

My old, eccentric friend Shuey — with whom I once exited a high school geometry class via its first-floor window — alerted me to a fun make-your-own randomized album game on Facebook. I try to avoid Facebook as much as […]

Did You Know? (Vol. 2)

posted by Jason Boyett

Remember when I did a brain-dump of interesting facts and I went on and on about it being educational and entertaining and a fun series that I would do occasionally? Of course you don’t remember. I couldn’t even remember. I […]

It’s Square Root Day (Happy Nerd Holiday!)

posted by Jason Boyett

You probably would never have thought of this yourself (I didn’t), but today is a special day: It’s Square Root Day. I’m surprised we didn’t get the day off. What makes today Square Root Day? Well, math-is-hard Barbie, it’s because […]

Changes and Secret Truths

posted by Jason Boyett

The secret truth about writing books is that very few published writers are able to live off income from their books. I can’t remember the exact numbers, but I recall it being somewhere around 95% of people who have had […]

Roger Ebert and Religious Traditions

posted by Jason Boyett

I don’t normally turn to movie critic Roger Ebert for thoughts about religion, but a friend of mine recently sent me a link to a Chicago Sun-Times article Ebert wrote remembering Gene Siskel, his movie-reviewing colleague, who died in 1999. […]

Funny Words and Suggested Usage

posted by Jason Boyett

A few days back, I clicked on a Google ad somewhere linking to a book called The 100 Funniest Words in English, by Robert Beard. The book’s website listed those funny words (but without definition) and I agreed that most […]

Ash Wednesday and Lent

posted by Jason Boyett

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is the beginning of the traditional Christian season of Lent and a fasting day for many liturgical Christians, and it’s becoming more of an emphasis among evangelicals and Protestants like me. I thought about doing […]

For Love of God and Beer

posted by Jason Boyett

Back in 2006, I traveled to the Dominican Republic with Tom Larson, the founder and then-President of Healing Waters International. (I wrote a 5-day travelogue for Relevant, which you might be interested in reading: Day One. Two. Three. Four. Five.) […]

Weekend Recap: Coulombes, Swimming, Pocket Guide Site

posted by Jason Boyett

What did you do this weekend? I’ll tell you what I did: 1. I met the Coulombe family. Several months ago, faithful reader-of-this-blog Ken Grant emailed me to introduce me to a cool family he’d just spent time with in […]

The True Story of Travis the Enraged Chimp

posted by Jason Boyett

Did you hear the story earlier this week about the pet chimp who went crazy and attacked, in violent fashion, a friend of its owner? It was kind of a sad story — the chimpanzee died, and the lady it […]

Jack Bauer Will Rip Your Pants Out

posted by Jason Boyett

A person could take this pants thing too far. Really, really far, and then it would get annoying. So this is the last time, I promise. What if you took a single word in, for instance, one of those really […]

Pocket Guide Cover Art

posted by Jason Boyett

We’ve arrived on almost-final artwork for the covers of my new Pocket Guide books, which are scheduled to release around late July/early August this year. As someone who makes his living as both a writer and designer, I’m pretty picky […]

Jonathan Edwards and the Fiery Pants of Death

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m on a Jonathan Edwards kick, and I won’t apologize. Last week, we compared some of his sermon phrases to death metal lyrics. This week, we’re replacing certain words from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” (1741) with […]

I Find Your Lack of Pants Disturbing

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week, Kottke.org pointed to a brilliant list of lines from Star Wars that could be made vastly more interesting by replacing a single word with “pants.” That list gave me great joy, so I’ll share a few of my […]

Good Old Saint(s) Valentine

posted by Jason Boyett

In honor of today, here’s a little background information about Valentine’s Day from my upcoming book, Pocket Guide to Sainthood. It releases this summer from Jossey-Bass, and conveniently, it contains a little section about the original St. Valentine. Enjoy. St. […]

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve

posted by Jason Boyett

In honor of tomorrow, Boundless has republished an old article of mine about Valentine’s Day, and why I don’t much like the obligatory romance aspect of it. It’s called “Three Rules of Romance.” Here’s a sample: Well, kids, it’s Valentine’s […]

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

posted by Jason Boyett

As I’ve said before, one benefit of being a writer is you get to interview some interesting people from time to time. A couple months ago I interviewed Dan Merchant, the writer/director/producer/star of Lord, Save Us from Your Followers, a […]

Answers: Jonathan Edwards or Death Metal?

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday’s quiz was an exceedingly tricky one, I’ll admit. I even got confused a time or two and had to go back and check my notes and/or Google. Anyway, here are the answers, along with additional information or context. Jonathan […]

Jonathan Edwards or Death Metal?

posted by Jason Boyett

Like any good Christian and/or student of American Literature, I’ve always been both fascinated and slightly appalled at the great Puritan theologian Jonathan Edwards. On one hand, he was (and remains) profoundly influential on western theology, especially the more Calvinistic […]

Pigs, Prosecutors, and Killing My Babies

posted by Jason Boyett

You may recall that I finished my last manuscript of 2008 right before Christmas. It’s called O Me of Little Faith and is a book for Zondervan about my personal struggles with faith and doubt. I haven’t yet turned it […]

Coldplay Goes Puppet

posted by Jason Boyett

I don’t know if you’ve seen this Coldplay video or not, but it’s become one of my favorites. Any time you combine British pop, a hammered dulcimer musical intro, puppets, enthralled children, pyrotechnics and tiny drumsticks…well, I can’t look away. […]

Giving In to the 25 Things Facebook Meme

posted by Jason Boyett

For several years, it seems — OK, really just a month or so — I’ve been resisting the “25 Random Things About Me” thing on Facebook, though I’ve been tagged a bunch of times. I don’t like doing much on […]

How to Sign 75 Books Quickly

posted by Jason Boyett

The Collide/Pocket Guide Giveaway is still going strong (get a free copy of Pocket Guide to the Bible with your subscription) and today I needed to ship out another box of signed books to the Collide team. So last night […]

Christians and the Service Industry

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m a pretty easy going guy, but one thing that almost always annoys me to the point of mutually assured destruction is a rude Christian. That phrase should be an oxymoron. But sadly, I know a lot of believers who […]

Rejected Blog Posts: Multiverses

posted by Jason Boyett

So here’s how I roll. Every once in awhile I’ll just be browsing ye olde Internets and I’ll see a story or a blog post or a website and think to myself, “Hmmm, self. That might make some interesting fodder […]

Fail

posted by Jason Boyett

Are you familiar with FailBlog.org? If not, you should be. Go there now, look around, enjoy yourself, then come back here. On my way to work a couple days ago, I ended up behind this vehicle at a stoplight. My […]

The Stuff Christians Like Apocalypse

posted by Jason Boyett

To those of you who are now arriving here thanks to my apocalyptic guest post today on Stuff Christians Like, welcome. Pull up a vintage yellow 1960s chair and look around. Before you look around, though, please tell me who […]

Books I Have Written, Plus Commentary

posted by Jason Boyett

I can’t believe I’ve never posted about this before. I’m a writer, for Grisham’s sake. I write books! Shouldn’t there be a blog post where I give an overview of all those books? Yes, there should. Preferably in the form […]

Did You Know? (Vol. 1)

posted by Jason Boyett

Introducing a new occasional series here. It’s called “Did You Know?” It’s a brain-dump of things I know which you may not know. My dream is for it to be educational, fun, and entertaining all at the same time. My […]

Live Simply (But Buy My Stuff)

posted by Jason Boyett

I was gently mocked yesterday on Twitter for pushing a bunch of products yesterday — some of which are sorta pricey — during a recession. Of course, they’re products that have made my life better and brought me a little […]

9 Products I Love

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve been thinking recently about consumerism and simplicity and the economy and my spending habits (as have, probably, a whole lot of people). I’m not much of a brand-conscious kind of guy — if anything, my loyalty is more often […]

An Abundance of Caution

posted by Jason Boyett

Last night, new U.S. President Barack Obama retook the oath of office after he and Chief Justice Roberts botched it at the inauguration. Their reason for doing so? According to a written statement from White House Counsel Greg Craig, it […]

Collide Promotion and Other Thoughts

posted by Jason Boyett

A couple of days ago I linked to an article I wrote for Collide Magazine, an excellent and growing publication about the collision of religion and media. I think Collide is doing a lot of things right. It’s well-designed, it’s […]

Tweeting the Inauguration

posted by Jason Boyett

I didn’t plan to, but I ended up live-tweeting the inauguration. Thought I’d post the feed here because I didn’t really plan anything else for today, blog-wise. Anything I have to say would be no different from most other people […]

Collide: The Prodigal Fun

posted by Jason Boyett

Back in September, I mentioned spending a week doing interviews with various funny people for a Collide Magazine article. Wait a second. “Funny people” is a weird way to describe a person. It makes me think of clowns and floppy […]

New Publicity Photos

posted by Jason Boyett

Speaking of uncomfortable-looking photography — which I was doing yesterday — I recently posed awkwardly for some publicity photos. My good friend Kyle Trafton of Trafton Photography (whom I’ve known since he was, like, five years old) did a photo […]

Touching Strangers

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m not much of a people person, which is why I’ve chosen to pursue a career in writing instead of, say, a career in clowning or massage therapy or cosmetology. I’ll “speak” to anyone via email or Twitter or IM, […]

13 Possibly Surprising Things I Have Never Done

posted by Jason Boyett

It occurred to me last night, with the much-hyped premiere of another season of “American Idol,” that I still have never watched a full episode of it. I’ve seen a couple of clips, of course, and I caught part of […]

The Shameless Art Post

posted by Jason Boyett

Self-debasement time. One of my resolutions for 2009 was to finish four paintings this year. I haven’t talked much on the blog about my painting hobby, but I’m thinking maybe now is a good time to do so. Why? Because […]

A Thousand New Pets: Worm Composting

posted by Jason Boyett

A few months ago I interviewed an interesting guy for an article about reducing waste, scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of Christian Single. His name is Dave Chameides, and instead of throwing away his trash in 2008, he […]

The Friday Five

posted by Jason Boyett

There are five questions you probably wouldn’t think to ask me today. But that’s OK, because I’ll answer them anyway. —————-1. Why is today special? Today is special because my son, Owen, turns six today. Here’s picture of Owen now: […]

Fake Jason’s Fake Novel

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday was really inspirational and up-with-peopleish. I’m conflicted about it. Should I do that kind of thing more or less often? While I’m waiting for your answer, I thought this would be a good time to check in with Fake […]

My Because-I-Can Philosophy

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday I was reading comments to my resolutions post and looking over the resolutions themselves, and was kinda surprised (which is weird, me being the author and everything) how many of them were fitness-related. I’ve always been pretty active, but […]

Resolutions for 2009

posted by Jason Boyett

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide people into arbitrary categories and those who don’t. Wait, that’s not how I intended to start this. Let me try again. There are two kinds of people in […]

Ovid, Tattoos, CrossFit, Snow Cave

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m back. I’ve missed you, blog. I’ve missed you, too, blog readers. But as the great Roman poet Ovid once wrote, “What is without periods of rest will not endure.” Random fact related to Ovid #1: Ovid is generally ranked […]

Merry Christmas!

posted by Jason Boyett

After two days of family parties and meals hosted at our house, we’re still decompressing. I’ll most likely get back to regular blogging briefly next week but it will probably be 2009 before we return to a regular schedule. So…hope […]

My Favorite Christmas Story

posted by Jason Boyett

One of my former TrueU editors, the current ski bum Matthew H. John, reminded me last week about an article I wrote last Christmas for the now defunct webmag. It was called “My Favorite Christmas Story” and it’s about a […]

Don’t Wait! Call Today!

posted by Jason Boyett

My brother-in-law sent me the photo below. It’s a screen capture from the Billy Graham Christmas special (with Franklin Graham), which aired on local stations somewhere between Dec. 6 and Dec 14 this year. I didn’t watch the show — […]

Kool Moe Dee: Facebook Status-Updating Genius

posted by Jason Boyett

As an early Christmas gift for you, I am providing you a gift most of you will be able to use many times over the next year. As a Facebook user, I know how difficult it is to come up […]

A Conversation: The Doubt Book

posted by Jason Boyett

I sorta like like formatting a blog post as a conversation between two Jasons, so I’m gonna do it again. Don’t you dare try to stop me. ————- Jason 1 (interviewer): So you said you had an announcement. What is […]

Question for the Day: Talking vs. Doing

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve been wondering this for a few days, so I’m going to drop it on the table. Watch out for the splatter. Please read and discuss. Question for the Day: What’s the relationship between talking about doing something and, you […]

A Rant: Child Abuse via Nomenclature

posted by Jason Boyett

So it’s a typical day in Holland Township, a lovely community along the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border. It’s quiet, serene, and bustling with busy families preparing for Christmas. Then a young white supremacist couple walks into a Shop-Rite Supermarket in New […]

Linksellaneous, Including Baby Hippos

posted by Jason Boyett

I scour the Interwebs for mind-blowing, helpful, and/or inspiring content so you don’t have to. I consider this a public service. Other people consider this “screwing around looking at websites.” Call it what you will. May the following information entertain […]

Click for Charity Roundup

posted by Jason Boyett

Save the world, one click at a time: I just finished up writing a short magazine article about click-for-charity sites. Many of you are probably aware of these online destinations, but I thought I’d do my good deed for the […]

iPhone Apps I’d Like to See

posted by Jason Boyett

The other day a friend of mine was showing off the fact that he had that cool iPhone application, Shazam, that appears in the commercial…you know, the one where you can hold it up to any song that’s playing and […]

Man Hair and the Scandal Theory

posted by Jason Boyett

I have long had a theory that, again, has proven to be accurate due to recent events. Please consider the following photos and see if you can guess the connection: Rod Blagojevich (left): Current Illinois governor who was just arrested […]

13 Confessions and a Really Vain Bonus

posted by Jason Boyett

My friend and blogging superstar Bryan had a great idea for a blog post — the “confession booth” — so I’m gonna flat-out steal it from him and do the exact same thing. Only I hope our list will be […]

Manhattan Street Corner Photos

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s something cool. New York photographer Richard Howe spent most of 2006 taking photos of every corner of every intersection in Manhattan to capture everyday life at street level. In his words, the photos represent “what people were doing on […]

The Fake Jason: Highly Addictive

posted by Jason Boyett

Well, it’s official: I like twittering as Fake Jason Boyett far more than as the real Jason. After only 24 hours of existence, the fake me has more than half as many followers as the real me and will likely […]

Twitter and the Fake Jason

posted by Jason Boyett

I love Twitter. I’m coming pretty late to the party — as usual (“Hey, have you heard about the iPhone? Quite a contraption!”) — but signed up a couple weeks ago and am thoroughly enjoying the experience. Dear experienced Twitter […]

Who Are You Calling a Sellout?

posted by Jason Boyett

A conversation between two Jasons… ————- Creative Jason: So this is it, huh? You’re selling out, aren’t you? Business Jason: I wouldn’t exactly call it “selling out.” More like “maximizing opportunity.” CJ: Dork. You never could use three syllables when […]

Dogs + Airbrushing = Awesome

posted by Jason Boyett

There are some photos that are so jaw-droppingly weird, they don’t really require commentary. But I’m a writer and I can’t help it. Must…be…snarky. Molly and her poodle, Skipper, thought it was just a harmless, pretty peacock they saw in […]

Resolution Check-Up

posted by Jason Boyett

Last January, I decided to post my New Year’s Resolutions here at the blog. That may or may not have been a good idea, but in the spirit of honesty and self-promotion and too much information — which is what […]

Thank You

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m thankful. I’m thankful for you guys, my old real-life friends and new digital friends who stop by here on a regular basis. Thank you for interacting and sharing opinions and contributing to the discussion. Thank you for buying my […]

Buy Shoes: Soles4Souls

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve advocated before, here and here, the wonderful lifesaving work that Buy Shoes, Save Lives has been doing in Iraq. When you buy shoes from them, your money is then used to fund heart surgeries for Iraqi kids whose parents […]

A Rant: Noah’s Ark and Scary Bibles

posted by Jason Boyett

When we were expecting our daughter eight years ago and we started looking at options for decorating her nursery, I was struck by something I noticed at the local Christian bookstore. It had a little section devoted to religious nursery […]

Dear Christians: This Is a Bad Idea

posted by Jason Boyett

Dear Christian consumers, Christmas light-decorating aficianados, and people from the American Family Association who come up with products that are completely tone-deaf when it comes to American culture: 1. Crosses are appropriate yard decorations for those wishing to express their […]

Little Evelyn Talbert Revealed!

posted by Jason Boyett

Of all the people who end up at this blog based on random Google searches, the query that draws the most traffic on a weekly basis is one for “little Evelyn Talbert.” JasonBoyett.com is #1 at Google if you want […]

My Big List of Self-Absorption

posted by Jason Boyett

There are five things I want you to know about today. They are as follows: 1. I have succumbed to the siren call of Twitter. If you tweet, you can find me at twitter.com/jasonboyett. I would come right out and […]

Do You Go to Church?

posted by Jason Boyett

There’s a really interesting thread going over at Internet Monk about “the de-churching of America.” Lots of religious researchers are beginning to see evidence that my generation — people in their 20s and 30s — are dropping out of institutional […]

Blue Like Jazz: The Movie

posted by Jason Boyett

The fact that Steve Taylor and Don Miller have written a screenplay and are hoping to put together a film based on Don’s book Blue Like Jazz — perhaps you’ve heard of it — isn’t exactly big news. But they’ve […]

The Five Rules of Karaoke

posted by Jason Boyett

One of the things we enjoyed most on our cruise a few weeks ago were the late-night karaoke sessions. I semi-rocked a version of “Man of Constant Sorrows” (from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou) on the first night […]

Update: American Atheist Buses!

posted by Jason Boyett

Watch out, America. The stiff-necked, unbelieving buses of England are coming to the streets of our nation’s Capitol. Like its marketing-savvy counterparts in the British Humanist Association, the American Humanist Association debuted its own there-is-no-god ad campaign this week. Also […]

How I Roll: Keeping Clean

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday’s post was pretty serious, so let’s lighten it up today with a more frivolous topic and a borderline case of TMI. Bryan — bless his little Yankee heart — challenged me with another edition of How I Roll. I […]

Keith Olbermann and Prop 8

posted by Jason Boyett

If you have a chance, watch this video from Keith Olbermann a couple nights ago. It’s a commentary on last week’s passage of Proposition 8 in California, which rescinded the controversial right of same-sex couples to get married. I don’t […]

The Day I Met Paw-Paw

posted by Jason Boyett

Today is Veteran’s Day. The veterans in my family include my wife’s grandparents (Eddie & Sunny Storseth), both of whom served as officers in the Navy; my maternal grandfather, John E. Brown, who served in the military police for the […]

The What List

posted by Jason Boyett

Happy Monday. I’ve done something like this before, but I figured it would be a good time to run with it again. What I’m doing right now: Biding time while compressing a video in iMovie. Day job stuff. What I […]

Pretty People and Ugly People

posted by Jason Boyett

This is an old video in YouTube years — and you’ve probably seen it — but it’s worth re-watching, just as a reminder about why you will never look as pretty as the models on billboards and magazine covers. Not […]

Well Done, Patrick Moberg

posted by Jason Boyett

Click here for the hi-res version. [H/T: 22 Words] Kinda puts this week in perspective, huh? Moberg, an illustrator, Vimeo employee and famous blogger due to his illustrated online search for the girl of his dreams, is thinking about making […]

Apocalypse Fun Pack (TM)

posted by Jason Boyett

So I just now got around to assembling the prize for winning last week’s Jason + Tank caption contest. Long-time reader (and Washington state math teacher) Travis Thompson won with his RISK-savvy, Kamchatka shouting-out submission. He wins the never-before-assembled Pocket […]

President-Elect Obama

posted by Jason Boyett

Whether or not you like Obama’s politics, or whether or not you think he’s a socialist or a godless liberal, or whether or not you suspect he may be a deep-cover Muslim renegade out to destroy the very fabric of […]

Go Vote

posted by Jason Boyett

After an endless campaign season, it’s finally time to vote. Go do it, then come back here and report on your experience. + Did you vote early or wait until today? + Where did you vote? + Heavy turnout or […]

I’m Back! Also: Kamchatka!

posted by Jason Boyett

Hey, everyone. Thanks for minding the fort while I was gone. My wife, Aimee, and I enjoyed a week-long, no-kids Caribbean cruise with a few of our best friends. Had a great time. It looked a lot like this: And […]

Today Is a Big Day in America

posted by Jason Boyett

I have to confess something. As mentioned last week, my wife and I are currently out of the country on a vacation. Our kids are at home with their grandparents. And we made them promise three things to us while […]

Caption Contest: Jason, Tank

posted by Jason Boyett

I found this picture from my very first publicity photo session, back when Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse released in 2005. Your job is to write a caption for the photo. I’ll pick the best one, based on creativity and […]

Interview at The Ooze

posted by Jason Boyett

Back in 2006, Becky Garrison interviewed me for The Wittenburg Door, about my new (back then) book Pocket Guide to the Bible. I loved The Door, and was thrilled to be in it. I answered Becky’s questions with all the […]

Hummus Wars

posted by Jason Boyett

Just when you thought international relations couldn’t get any trickier…it turns out not even the humble chick pea is safe from escalating tensions. Lebanon announced a couple of weeks ago that it’s filing an international lawsuit against the nation of […]

King, Bible, and a Note

posted by Jason Boyett

Two nuggets of interestingness followed by a note about next week: 1. Stephen King. I’ve always been a bit of a controversialist, particularly when it comes to Christian culture and its connection to the horror genre. That’s why, several years […]

Stiff-Necked, Unbelieving Buses

posted by Jason Boyett

The British Humanist Association is raising money to launch a new ad campaign on London’s familiar red city buses, and it’s the first of its kind: an ad campaign for atheists. The campaign signage would read, in crisp, happy colors, […]

Afterlife Preview: The Death Deity

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s time for another sneak preview of Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, which releases next year from Jossey-Bass (along with Pocket Guide to Sainthood and a repackaged Pocket Guide to the Bible). The following is one of the lists from […]

God Cleared on a Technicality

posted by Jason Boyett

You can breathe a sigh of relief now, because God won’t be going to jail. A Nebraska state senator named Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit last year against God, accusing him of inspiring fear, making terroristic threats against the senator […]

How Do You Pray?

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer lately, mainly because I just finished writing a chapter about prayer in my “doubt” manuscript for Zondervan. Mainly it’s about my problems with prayer — including: 1. How I don’t understand it very […]

I Know Joe the Plumber. For Real.

posted by Jason Boyett

So the big star of the debate Wednesday night was Joe Wurzelbacher, an undecided plumber whom John McCain mentioned more than 20 times at Hofstra. The national media has been buzzing about this guy since the debate ended. I actually […]

Healing Waters in the Denver Post

posted by Jason Boyett

The Denver Post published a front-page feature a couple of days ago about my friends Tom & Dana Larson and their organization, Healing Waters International. HWI is one of my favorite humanitarian organizations and has one of the most creative […]

Matthew Paul Turner on Humor (Part 2)

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s part two of my interview with Matthew Paul Turner about Churched and the role humor plays in his writing specifically and in the Church as a whole. If you didn’t read part one yesterday, then read it first and […]

Matthew Paul Turner on Humor (Part 1)

posted by Jason Boyett

Matthew Paul Turner’s new book Churched released last week. He’s doing a lot of blog publicity this week and I’m happy to invite him over for part of his virtual book tour. You can read what I think of Churched […]

Time to Vote: Fake Book Title Contest

posted by Jason Boyett

On Friday, a few of you submitted fake book titles using “nounjectives” in the style of Matthew Paul Turner‘s new book, Churched. I promised a free signed copy of Pocket Guide to the Bible to the winner. I have my […]

Churched and Other Weird Adjectives

posted by Jason Boyett

This is release week for my friend Matthew Paul Turner‘s new book, Churched: One Kid’s Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess. Release week is always a big deal for a writer, because typically you’ll have finished the book months […]

Buying More Shoes, Saving More Lives

posted by Jason Boyett

Some of you may be aware of Buy Shoes, Save Lives, an organization I profiled about a year ago for Relevant Magazine. BSSL is now called the Preemptive Love Coalition. If you are unfamiliar with their work, they operate out […]

Obama and Abortion

posted by Jason Boyett

First, I’ll apologize up front. I know not everyone wants to read about politics on this blog. You’d rather read funny stuff and gentle religious sarcasm and blatant self-promotion about my books and writing. I understand that, so this will […]

The Grapes of Wrath

posted by Jason Boyett

People go to hell for continually calling attention to this sort of thing — and for laughing at it, as I have — but my friend Cara reminded me of it at her blog. So it’s her fault. And this […]

It Is Designed to Break Your Heart

posted by Jason Boyett

God created Adam and Eve to love him and serve him. He put them in a lovely garden. They failed to follow the one rule he gave them, so he kicked them out and closed down the garden experiment.God chose […]

Who Are You? Also: Mars

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’re new to this blog and haven’t yet commented in the Who Are You? thread (also linked in the top bar above), then please do so. Because I want to know who you are, and where you’re writing from, […]

Trash and Waste and Stuff

posted by Jason Boyett

I need your help. I’m working on a new article for Christian Single about our big waste problem, which sounds like something you shouldn’t talk about in mixed company but is really about trash and consumption and having too much […]

Afterlife Preview: Moses to Reaper to Cowbell

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s been a few months since the last sneak peak at Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, which releases next year from Jossey-Bass (along with Pocket Guide to Sainthood and a repackaged Pocket Guide to the Bible). So here’s an entry […]

Canned Jesus

posted by Jason Boyett

First, I need you to look at the product below, produced by some new Christian brand called 1 in 3 Trinity. They specialize in Christian clothing and energy drinks. That’s right: energy drinks. You should know that a Christian energy […]

Joe Eszterhas: Crossbearer

posted by Jason Boyett

For awhile, all anyone in Hollywood talked about was Joe Eszterhas. Depending on whom you talked to, he was either the most brilliant thing to happen to movies and screenwriting or he was responsible for much of the sleaze in […]

The Green Bible

posted by Jason Boyett

On October 7, publisher HarperOne is taking a bold new step in Bible publishing: The Green Bible. It’s an environmentally friendly Bible, in terms of its packaging — 10% post-consumer recycled paper, soy-based ink, cotton binding — but that’s not […]

My Week of Interviews

posted by Jason Boyett

One of the coolest things about writing for magazines is that you inevitably get to talk to interesting people. Of course, it’s mostly over the phone, but still… Once I spoke to this guy for a do-it-yourself home improvement article […]

More Photoshopping the Headlines

posted by Jason Boyett

I’d forgotten about making “Crappy Illustrations of Timely Headlines” a regular series on the blog, until I saw this headline and immediately my imagination went to the wrong place: North Korean Nuclear Plant Seals Removed (CNN.com) Here’s the quick-and-dirty Photoshop […]

Happy Padre Pio Day!

posted by Jason Boyett

September 23 is the feast day for Padre Pio, one of the best-known saints of the 20th century. It’s one thing to hear fantastic stories about saints of old who slew dragons (St. George) and got kidnapped by pirates (St. […]

Loopy Goodness

posted by Jason Boyett

A friend of mine sent me a link to a hugely popular YouTube video of Theresa Andersson, who is musician from New Orleans who recorded all of her most recent album, Hummingbird, Go! in her kitchen. The video features a […]

No Cash for You, Opinionated Missionary

posted by Jason Boyett

There’s a fascinating and infuriating post at the Burnside Writers Blog about a husband-and-wife missionary team who are in the States trying to raise enough money to fund their next year of ministry in Bratislava, Slovakia, where they’ll work with […]

This…And Also That

posted by Jason Boyett

Miscellaneous Linkage: 1. I have a new article up at TrueU.org. It highlights three major things I did this summer and what I learned from them. One of those things totally should have been “Do Not Swim Among Dead Fish” […]

A Rant: Christian Parody Shirts

posted by Jason Boyett

Yesterday I immersed myself in the bizarre world of Christian parody t-shirts. You know the game: 1) take a well-known, mainstream, corporate logo… 2) tweak it by somehow changing the words so it’s about Jesus…and 3) sell it to well-meaning […]

Osenga + Tomlin

posted by Jason Boyett

This is why I love superstar singer/songwriter Andy Osenga‘s blog: [from the Sept. 8 entry:] So here’s a good story… Months and months ago I had a song-writing session with a guy. I really liked the guy, we had a […]

14 Reasons I Like Obama (Part 2)

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s Part 2 of my 14 reasons why I’m voting for Obama in November. You can scroll down to read Reasons 1-7. #8: Obama recognizes that the key to reducing abortions isn’t to repeal Roe v. Wade, but to work […]

14 Reasons I Like Obama (Part 1)

posted by Jason Boyett

This will likely be a controversial post — at least among my closest friends and family, most of whom are Republicans and McCain supporters — but it’s time for me to come entirely out of the closet as a supporter […]

Liars

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s a fun but discouraging site: PolitiFact.com, which analyzes the statements and speeches and ads run by the presidential candidates to figure out who’s stretching the truth the most. The current breakdown is as follows: ———— McCain Campaign Barely True […]

This Is Why It’s Generally Best…

posted by Jason Boyett

…not to dance in church services. In the spirit of Sonseed, here’s another dose of pure awesomeness. (A tip: Make sure you watch all the way to around the 1:55 mark. Because that’s when the serious poppin’ and lockin’ and […]

Apocalypse Watch: Large Hadron Collider

posted by Jason Boyett

We narrowly avoided the apocalypse this morning, but we’ll have plenty of additional opportunities to greet it in the months to come. Along the Swiss-French border, the world’s biggest particle collider — the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile ring of […]

One More Tri

posted by Jason Boyett

I competed in another triathlon this weekend. It was not nearly as enjoyable as my first one. Primarily because it involved the following: 1. Dead fish. 2. Kicks to the face. 3. Vomiting while swimming. 4. Vomiting while biking. This […]

Katy Perry Update

posted by Jason Boyett

This just in: Apparently girl-kisser Katy Perry‘s eternal destination has already been decided…and it’s not looking too hot. Or, um, actually it’s looking really hot. Brimstone may or may not be involved. This according to Havens Corners Church in Blacklick, […]

Jesus Is My Friend

posted by Jason Boyett

Sometimes there are videos that require long introductions telling you why it’s important that you watch. But sometimes there are videos that are perfectly self-justifying, and need no introduction or qualification due to their inherent awesomeness. This is one of […]

Pit Bulls with Lipstick

posted by Jason Boyett

You don’t read my blog for political commentary — of that I’m pretty certain — but this has been a pretty political week, so I’m gonna cover Sarah Palin for a second. My opinion of her has whiplashed at least […]

10 Questions

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’re new to this blog, have you told us about yourself yet? If not, click the Who Are You? link that’s always available in the left sidebar. It’s there so you can: 1) tell us who you are, and… […]

Don Miller at the DNC

posted by Jason Boyett

Just to follow-up on last week’s post, here’s the video and transcript of Don Miller’s prayer at the Democratic National Convention. When Cameron Strang graciously backed out from giving the prayer, Don stepped in. Because, in his words, “Somebody calls […]

How I Roll: Lunch Work Edition

posted by Jason Boyett

Friend-of-the-Pocket-Guides Bryan Allain tagged me with a lunch-related edition of “How I Roll.” Obviously you readers have always been wondering what I do for lunch, so at Bryan’s behest, I’m gonna tell you. He submitted the questions. If there’s one […]

Relevant and the DNC

posted by Jason Boyett

If you didn’t know, RELEVANT founder Cameron Strang got invited to give the opening invocation from the main stage at the Democratic National Convention. Yep, the national TV broadcast. The DNC is looking to reach out to faith-minded young voters, […]

Trevin Encounters the Apocalypse

posted by Jason Boyett

My ancient Google alert for Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse (which released in 2005) has lain dormant for months and months, but it pinged this morning with a brand-new book review from none other than Trevin Wax. Trevin is a […]

Katy Perry: Worse Than Amy Grant

posted by Jason Boyett

You know how, back in the day, everyone used to get upset when Christian pop stars like Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith “crossed over” to mainstream radio in order to build their fan base? Katy Perry made the jump, […]

You Are the Editor: Pocket Guide to the Bible

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you probably know that my last book, Pocket Guide to the Bible — published in 2006 by Relevant — is being repackaged and republished as part of Jossey-Bass’s new Pocket Guide reference […]

Questions for You

posted by Jason Boyett

I have certain things on my mind. I am looking to you, dear readers, for answers. 1. A bunch of media reports indicate that Americans are driving fewer miles a month for the 8th straight month. High gas prices are […]

Fake Band Shirts at USA Today

posted by Jason Boyett

I was genuinely surprised yesterday to hear, courtesy of my friend Bryan, that my dorky little side business, FakeBandShirts.com, had been mentioned by the ridiculously awesome pop-culture blogger Whitney Matheson at USA Today (“Real Shirts, Fake Bands“). Thanks, Whitney, for […]

Behold My Bookshelves

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ll admit to being the slightest bit obsessive-compulsive when it comes to a few (just a few) things in life. One of them is the arrangement of books. Book lovers — and most writers — tend to have extensive collections […]

The Junky Car Club on Dave Ramsey

posted by Jason Boyett

Some of you may know that I’m a member of and occasional blogger for the Junky Car Club, which is a politely rebellious organization against consumerism and the American habit of assigning (or seeking) status based on what kind of […]

Video Blog: The Things on My Desk

posted by Jason Boyett

This is what happens when a few of you say irresponsible things like “More video blogging!” and “Great writing advice!” and “You have a surprisingly sexy presence on screen.” My response to those kind words is to give the people […]

My Other Life in Oklahoma

posted by Jason Boyett

I seem to be having trouble remembering it, but according to this “Success Stories” article at Moultrie Feeders, yours truly recently bagged a huge buck near Rattan, Oklahoma, last gun season! You may doubt, but the facts are there. Apparently, […]

7 Ill-Advised Overgeneralizations about Americans

posted by Jason Boyett

Got back last night from a trip to San Antonio, Texas, with my family. We hit Sea World on Friday and Six Flags-Fiesta Texas on Saturday. Based on these two experiences, I have made the following stereotypical generalizations about people […]

Why Backpacking Is Fun

posted by Jason Boyett

I know. I said there’d be no more blog posts this week, but I had to toss this one in just for fun. I took my little digital camera with me on the backpacking trip, and had the inspired idea […]

Back from Backpacking

posted by Jason Boyett

This will be a short posting week here at ye olde blog. I spent last weekend backpacking with friends in Colorado and will spend the next weekend with the family at Sea World and Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. These […]

Look, a Video Blog!

posted by Jason Boyett

Office lighting is SO unflattering. I usually look a lot more Brad Pitt-like. So…you like the video? Should I do this more often? How much of my Texas accent comes through? (Comments are welcome.)

Photoshopping the Headlines: Dolly

posted by Jason Boyett

Hurricanes are no laughing matter, especially for those affected by high winds, evacuation, and flooding. But sometimes their names are pretty funny. And I can’t help it. All day yesterday I saw headlines about Dolly “lashing” Texas — or whatnot […]

My Notability Is In Question

posted by Jason Boyett

We’re all guilty of the crime of self-Googling. You’ve done it. I’ve done it. We’ve all done it. Maybe we flat-out Google ourselves manually (which sounds dirty but usually isn’t), or we get all advanced about it and set up […]

Miscellaneousness

posted by Jason Boyett

There are three things I am loving today, and they are as follows: 1. MacGyver. Farhad Manjoo — former “Machinist” columnist at Salon who just recently joined the team at Slate — writes about the equal doses of brilliance and […]

Swim, Bike, Run

posted by Jason Boyett

I was about to start off this post by saying, “Not to toot my own horn, but…” and then I stopped. Because I realized I was, in fact, about to toot my own horn. Because any time someone starts a […]

Wonder Loaf

posted by Jason Boyett

One of my favorite TV shows growing up was The Wonder Years. For a variety of reasons, one of which may or may not have involved having a crush on Winnie Cooper. One of the things I always loved about […]

Listy, Afterlife-Related Goodness

posted by Jason Boyett

Anyone up for some advance, listy content from Pocket Guide to the Afterlife (one of three Pocket Guides to release next summer)? More than any of the other Pocket Guides I’ve written, this one — about heaven and hell and […]

Chicago Weekend Recaps

posted by Jason Boyett

We’re back from Chicago. If you want, feel free to read all about our trip at places other than this blog. At the sports blog Prayers for Blowouts, where I’m a contributor, I recap the two Cubs games we watched. […]

Chicago Weekend

posted by Jason Boyett

Some of you are new here, but if you’ve were reading this blog back in January, you probably remember that I won a contest put together by the good, creative folks at ChangeEffect in Chicago. (Thanks again to those of […]

Best. Infographic. Ever.

posted by Jason Boyett

Saggy pants. Personally, that’s a fashion trend I’ve never understood. I’ve tolerated it, sure, because what can a person do when some hip teen can hardly walk around because his zipper keeps getting caught in his shoestrings? I’ve laughed at […]

The Wittenburg Door

posted by Jason Boyett

I grew up Southern Baptist — and I still attend a Southern Baptist church — but my faith journey has taken me through a lot more wide open ecumenical spaces than the narrow Southern Baptist road. I guess I’d describe […]

Biting the Facebook Bullet

posted by Jason Boyett

So I’m on Facebook now. I’ve been putting it off for a long time. I registered for MySpace back when Facebook was still open only to college students and everyone was on MySpace. I did it mainly to promote my […]

Freelance Writing Is Not Glamorous

posted by Jason Boyett

Just in case any of you are aspiring to the life of freelance writing because you think it’s a totally glam occupation full of interesting projects, here’s a list of some of the topics I’ve gotten paid to write about […]

Things I Might Blog About Today

posted by Jason Boyett

I can’t decide what to post today. When indecisive, it helps to make a list. 1. Stopforwarding.us is a helpful website if people keep sending you dubious forwards, unhelpful urban legends, unwanted photos, or letters about how the long-dead Madilyn […]

The All-Important Toupee Question

posted by Jason Boyett

I have a serious question about a silly topic: preachers who wear toupees. I am not dogmatic about very many religious things. I’m pretty easygoing and tend to think, as a rule, grace is always better than judgment. Except for […]

Lord, Save Us from Supply and Demand

posted by Jason Boyett

So there’s a minister in Maryland who has started a grass-roots movement with a catchy name. The “Pray Down the High Gas Prices Movement,” courtesy of Seventh-Day Adventist Rocky Twyman, carries with it a simple request: Please, God, will you […]

George Carlin on Honor Students

posted by Jason Boyett

In honor of the late George Carlin (1937-2008): Here’s a bumper sticker I’d like to see: “We are the proud parents of a child whose self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn’t need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the […]

The Wiki Bible Project

posted by Jason Boyett

Have you heard of the Wiki Bible project? I hadn’t, until an article in the June 23 issue of Newsweek caught my attention. The project started up in January as a way to assemble “an original, open content translation of […]

New Obama Rumors

posted by Jason Boyett

I don’t usually just copy and paste, but these are too good to pass up. Here, courtesy of Christopher Beam at Slate, are 13 rumors the Obama campaign should start disseminating to email forwarders everywhere: There are many things people […]

My Literary Earworms

posted by Jason Boyett

Any lover of books and stories has certain lines that stick with them — phrases and sentences that, for whatever reason, embed themselves in your consciousness like a literary earworm. (An earworm is a snippet of a song that gets […]

Sweet Saintly Nomenclature! (Sainthood Preview)

posted by Jason Boyett

Just uploading a little bonus content from Pocket Guide to Sainthood, because I’ve just learned that users of the Internets prefer short paragraphs, bold type, lots of links, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. So this comes from Ch. […]

Watch Me Prophesy Doom!

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week I uploaded a video featuring clips of my appearance on a History Channel program about the Garden of Eden. If you watched it, you’ll probably be disappointed to learn that I’m on another “Decoding the Past” program, too. […]

Buy Shoes, Save Lives

posted by Jason Boyett

Relevant is now posting the full text of an interview I did with Buy Shoes, Save Lives founder Jeremy Courtney. Jeremy’s organization is a cool one on several different levels, bringing the realms of fashion, social justice, interfaith cooperation, combating […]

If I Were a Superhero…

posted by Jason Boyett

…my superhero name would totally be Ray. Ultraviolet Ray. 1. You wouldn’t be able to see me.2. I could damage your skin if you got too close to me, without proper protection.3. I could immediately disinfect any water I touch. […]

Watch Me Decode the Past!

posted by Jason Boyett

One of the weird things about writing historical (albeit entertaining) books like the Pocket Guides is that it makes you an “expert” on the subject matter. Sort of. Which means I am an expert on the book of Revelation. And […]

Anne Jackson Interview (Part Two)

posted by Jason Boyett

Today we continue with Part Two of an interview with Anne Jackson, author of Mad Church Disease and the persona behind FlowerDust.net. (Read Part One here.) Anne grew up the daughter of a West Texas pastor and had a front-row […]

Anne Jackson Interview (Part 1)

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m tired of blogging about me — and you may be tired of reading about me. So let’s talk to someone else. A couple weeks ago, I interviewed Matthew Paul Turner right after his new book released. Now it’s time […]

Update on the Pocket Guides

posted by Jason Boyett

You no longer need hold your breath. The Pocket Guide update you’ve long been waiting for has arrived. Sports Fans? Put down your remotes. Gamblers? Set the cards aside. Whoremongers? Stop all that mongering. 1. Pocket Guide to the Afterlife […]

Hell’s Most Wanted: A Critique

posted by Jason Boyett

I posted this already at Prayers for Blowouts — where I’m now an official contributor — but I’m slapping it up here, too, in case you didn’t see it. As I see it, there are several problems with this banner. […]

This Is Why You Don’t Do That

posted by Jason Boyett

I was a dorky teenager, so I can’t say I’ve never mooned anyone. I have. And in mixed company, too. But while my occasional moonings may have caused psychological harm to others, they never resulted in actual physical harm. Looks […]

The Now List

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s a fun list that came right off the top of my head. Seriously. I was just riding my bike to work and a sheet of paper fell out of a tree as I whooshed by and it landed on […]

We Have a Winner!

posted by Jason Boyett

The votes are in on the Fake Band Names contest! I’d announce the victor but I’m waiting for a committee to decide whether or not we accept full or half-votes from the residents of Michigan and Florida. Not really. But […]

Welcome, Jesus Creeders

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’ve happened here thanks to a link from Scot McKnight, welcome. Read this post to learn why I’m selling 9,053 signed copies of Pocket Guide to the Bible. And while you’re here, why not introduce yourself? Thanks for stopping […]

Voting Has Ended

posted by Jason Boyett

The polls are closed. The winner will be announced Monday. Thanks for voting.

Voting, Herman, and Small Things

posted by Jason Boyett

Don’t forget to vote below for the winner of the Fake Band Name contest. “Rawboned Donkey and the Saddlebags” is currently in the lead, so if you think that’s a completely lame name, then you’d better do something about it. […]

You Decide: Fake Band Names Contest

posted by Jason Boyett

Posted below are the finalists for the biblical fake band names contest. It was hard to pick a top 5, so I went with a top 6. Because I make the rules. Thanks to all of you who submitted names. […]

Fake Band Contest Last Day

posted by Jason Boyett

Today is the final day to submit your entry for the Fake Band Shirts contest. We’ve had some pretty good ones so far. Remember, I’m picking my five favorite ones and then we’ll vote on a winner, who’ll receive a […]

See You on Tuesday

posted by Jason Boyett

Back on Tuesday. Have a great Memorial Day.

Contest: Fake Band Shirts

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s a question I get from time to time: What’s the deal with your “fake band shirts” thing? I’ll tell you what the deal is: The deal is that fake band shirts are awesome, and everyone needs an awesome shirt. […]

Heaven and Hell and the Time Spent in Each

posted by Jason Boyett

Some of you may know I’m currently working on another Pocket Guide book. This one’s called (tentatively) Pocket Guide to the Afterlife. It’s about what various cultures and religions have thought/taught/believed about what happens after you die. Obviously there’s a […]

Sainthood Preview: Carmelites

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s time for another morsel from my upcoming Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Jossey-Bass, 2009). There were (and are) a whole lot of different religious orders, all of which have produced their share of interesting saints. These include Benedictines, Franciscans, Cistercians, […]

Ambidextrous Fandom

posted by Jason Boyett

The great bishop, saint, and trinitarian apologist Gregory of Nyssa once described his brother, St. Basil, as having a “two-handed faith.” Basil’s faith, Gregory said, was ambidextrous, because he could accept pleasures with one hand and suffering with the other […]

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The Phases of Writing (Adam McHugh)
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