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Sex and the Bible

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’ve read the Bible beyond the Gospels and some of the safe, greeting-card-quote-ready psalms, you’re no doubt aware that there’s some stuff in it you don’t especially want your kids reading without parental supervision. Tons of violence. Some really […]

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Geocentricity, Creationism, and Taking the Bible Literally

posted by Jason Boyett

Back in March I interviewed Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh about his book Rapture Ready! Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture. It’s a pretty great book offering a hilarious, honest outsider’s assessment of American Christianity. I recommend […]

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Atheists Know More about Religion than Christians

posted by Jason Boyett

Today the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released the results of a new “religious knowledge” survey that came to a discouraging — but not unexpected — result. It discovered that, on average, atheists and agnostics are more knowledgeable […]

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The Problem with John 3:16

posted by Jason Boyett

I got to know Shawn Smucker a few months back when he interviewed me for his blog around the time O Me of Little Faith released. Shawn’s a good guy and a fellow writer (he’s written two books) and he’s […]

The Truth about My Doubt

posted by Jason Boyett

I grew up in a church that taught me that God is a God of truth. The one true God. “The word of the Lord is right and true,” wrote the Psalmist. “Redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth,” […]

Noah’s Ark Found! Robert Cargill Debunks!

posted by Jason Boyett

Back in 2007, I had the pleasure of spending a day out in the California desert shooting footage for a potential cable TV project that didn’t ever work out. Long story. But it was about archaeology, and the producers brought […]

Archives: Jesus, Interrupted

posted by Jason Boyett

Look, it’s a snow day here in Amarillo, and I’m feeling lazy. So this is a re-post of an old book review, but there’s a reason behind it. 1. Jesus, Interrupted was one of my favorite books I read in […]

The 10 Worst Bible Passages

posted by Jason Boyett

Ship of Fools is a fun, British religious web-magazine that has been doing great work for at least a decade. Like The Wittenburg Door in the U.S., Ship of Fools is committed to the Christian faith but not afraid to […]

Discuss: Trusting the Bible

posted by Jason Boyett

As many of you know, my next book is not a Pocket Guide, but a more personal book from Zondervan titled O Me of Little Faith: True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling. It’s about my personal struggles with spiritual doubt […]

Review: Jesus, Interrupted

posted by Jason Boyett

You might recall that, back in April, I teased a review of Bart Ehrman’s new book, Jesus, Interrupted. As an author of a book about the Bible and an armchair student of theology and biblical studies, I’m pretty fascinated by […]

The Story of Ehud, for Kids

posted by Jason Boyett

There’s a section in Pocket Guide to the Bible called “Seven Lesser-Known Bible Stories That Shouldn’t Be Told to Children.” I think of these stories every time our church hands out Bibles to 1st graders, and every time I see […]

Bart Ehrman and Jesus, Interrupted

posted by Jason Boyett

Bart Ehrman is the kind of person who fascinates me. Evangelical Christians love conversion stories, but his story goes in the wrong direction. He was raised Episcopalian, then became “born again” in his teens. He headed to Moody Bible Institute […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hermeneutics Quiz

posted by Jason Boyett

Quick vocabulary lesson for you: Hermeneutics is the word theologians and ministers use to describe the study of interpretation of religious texts — in most cases, the Bible. Scot McKnight, one of my favorite New Testament theologians and proprietor of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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