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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Give Herman One Dollar

posted by Jason Boyett

Experiment time. I want to let you in on a fun little opportunity that involves small acts of kindness, teensy sacrifices, and the potentially big power of viral web-based fun. Some friends of an online friend of mine in Delaware […]

April Fools!

posted by Jason Boyett

When I was a kid, I used to try to come up with all these elaborate jokes to play on my dad on April 1. Most of them were pretty lame. I think the best one was when I filled […]

Garfield Minus Garfield

posted by Jason Boyett

When I was interested in being cool, I had two favorite comic strips” “Calvin and Hobbes” and “The Far Side.” But before I was interested in being cool, I used to read “Garfield,” one goofy book at a time. I […]

The Junky Car Club

posted by Jason Boyett

I mentioned it briefly in a post last week, but I’m a big fan of The Junky Car Club. The JCC is a laid-back coalition of happy drivers who intentionally tool around in less-than-new vehicles. Why? Three big reasons: 1) […]

Healing Waters International

posted by Jason Boyett

I want to briefly use this (small, hardly noticeable) platform to call attention to one of my favorite social justice organizations. Healing Waters International is a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides clean water to the urban poor of Guatemala, Mexico, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Brownie Pong

posted by Jason Boyett

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season — and, really, any holiday season — is the Ping-Pong-playing that commences when my maternal grandparents come to visit. I’m blessed to still have my original four grandparents around, all in […]

Living in the Mall

posted by Jason Boyett

Just in time for Christmas Eve…I’m a few weeks late to the story, but it seems a 37-year-old artist and his friends practiced some civil disobedience by moving into a mall in Providence, Rhode Island, and actually living there for […]

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Farewell, O Me of Little Faith
You said you had a big announcement coming today. What is it? The announcement is this: Right now you are reading the final post on this blog. Ever. Ever? Ever. So you're shutting this blog down? Well, I'm going to stop writing ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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