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My Introvert Interview

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

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Harold Camping: “Invisible Judgment Day”

posted by Jason Boyett

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 […]

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21 Things You Should Know About Harold Camping

posted by Jason Boyett

Do you have Harold Camping fatigue yet? I’m pretty close. After a few articles and radio interviews about it (thanks, book I wrote six years ago!), I’m growing a bit weary of the subject. But I also realize that people […]

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Is Judgment Day May 21?

posted by Jason Boyett

I brought this up several months ago, but seeing how we’re almost a week away from the big supposed event it seems a good time to revisit the fact that WE’RE ALL ABOUT TO DIE. Or be “caught up in […]

My Old Blog is New Again

posted by Jason Boyett

From a reader: Jason, I used to subscribe to your blog before Beliefnet. I loved the blend of funny and serious that you had. Frankly (and only because you asked), I got really tired of your posts after your move […]

Can Doubt Bind Us Together?

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week, writer and editor Jon M. Sweeney published a thought-provoking essay about religious doubt in the Huffington Post. Sweeney is a publisher at Paraclete Press and the author of the new Verily, Verily, a book about the King James […]

A Not Quite Universal List of Reactions to Rob Bell

posted by Jason Boyett

Now that a full week has passed since the whole Rob Bell saga began, I thought it would be helpful to take a deep breath and browse a few of the posts made about the subject. What follows are selections […]

The Year in Blogging (Part 3)

posted by Jason Boyett

Wrapping it up today. Read the rest of the recaps for January-April 2010 and May-August 2010.  SeptemberWe started the month by participating in the 30 bloggers, 30 days, $30K challenge with Tyler Stanton and Charity:Water. I gave simple answers to […]

The Year in Blogging (Part 2)

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m closing out the year by recapping my year in blog posts. Why? Because it’s good to see where you’ve been and it’s a good introduction to the blog for those of you who’ve arrived recently. Here’s Part 1, which […]

The Year in Blogging (Part 1)

posted by Jason Boyett

There is nothing more narcissistic than a year-in-blogging recap, but last year I found that it was a good way to introduce new readers to older posts. And blogging is narcissistic anyway, so let’s not pretend we’re better than we […]

Is Doubt a Trend?

posted by Jason Boyett

I want to call your attention to two great blog posts in recent days about doubt. The first comes from Rachel Held Evans, who asks Is doubt a trend? Personally, I’ve been accused of writing O Me of Little Faith […]

The Faith of Ray Bradbury

posted by Jason Boyett

My novelist friend Tess alerted me to a fascinating profile of Ray Bradbury by John Blake at CNN. It talks a bit about Bradbury’s prolific career as a sci-fi novelist and short-story writer, but the primary subject of the piece […]

Taking My Doubt to WaPo

posted by Jason Boyett

I was thrilled last week to have been given the chance to write a piece about being a doubting Christian for the Washington Post’s On Faith section, as one of their “Guest Voices.” It was linked from the WashingtonPost.com’s front […]

Friday Housekeeping

posted by Jason Boyett

I returned last night from a great week in New York City where I had the privilege of speaking to the communities at Apostles Church (Tuesday) and Marble Collegiate (Wednesday) about faith, doubt, and living with both. Thanks to the […]

Celestial Soul Portraits

posted by Jason Boyett

First, please look at this photo: I know what you’re thinking: Can this photo even be improved? Clearly it is awesome already, what with the guy’s mullet perm, floppy hippie shirt, super-masculine power violin stance, and absence of feet. Also […]

Friday Fun

posted by Jason Boyett

Why a post of random stuff? Because it’s been a random (and craaaazy) week. ————• The Internet Monk’s “Annual Halloween Rant” is so worth reading for stuffy, scared-of-Satanism Christians. I totally agree. ————• If you want to see the most […]

Being Happy: Mind Your Own Business

posted by Jason Boyett

I posted yesterday about illustrations that made me happy, and I returned Sunday from a fun, relaxing weekend with my extended family in the mountains guess, so I guess I’ve got happiness and quality of life on the mind. Which […]

What Makes Me Happy: Marc Johns

posted by Jason Boyett

If you are not aware of the simple watercolor-on-paper art of Marc Johns, consider this my daily public service to you. ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— Buy his book, Serious Drawings. It looks like this:

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 […]

Flash Mob-bage

posted by Jason Boyett

Everyone’s talking about (and watching) the Oprah/Black Eyed Peas flash mob event last week in Chicago. Which is pretty cool, if you haven’t seen it. (It’s not officially a flash mob, though, since the mob is really supposed to show […]

Remember

posted by Jason Boyett

I had another post in mind today, but decided it can wait until Monday. The photo above is of injured firefighters being treated after the Twin Towers collapse. It’s by Justin Lane, who was working as a photographer for the […]

Relevant Podcast Meets the Pocket Guides

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’re a regular subscriber to the popular Relevant Podcast produced by my friends at Relevant Magazine, you know that it’s a rambling (and very funny) mishmash of pop culture news, religious musings, warnings about the coming Chimpocalypse, and other […]

Blog Posts About Sex Get Lots of Traffic

posted by Jason Boyett

This has been a fun week at Jesus Needs New PR, the blog of my friend (and fellow writer) Matthew Paul Turner. A few years back, he wrote a book called What You Didn’t Learn from Your Parents About Sex […]

I am a Humor Tease

posted by Jason Boyett

A few weeks ago, friend-of-the-Pocket-Guides Bryan Allain asked me to participate in a humor survey he was doing on his blog. Apparently because he needed to fill space between photos of Amish people and stories about eating tacos with Derek […]

Publisher’s Weekly Review

posted by Jason Boyett

The June 8, 2009, issue of Publisher’s Weekly features a review of Pocket Guide to the Afterlife…and (holding my breath) it’s a good review! Here it is: ————— Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell and Other Ultimate Destinations Jason […]

Together, Let’s Make Kevin Bald

posted by Jason Boyett

My friend Kevin Hendricks is a fellow freelance writer whom I’ve known for several years. We’ve written for some of the same magazines, commented on each other’s blogs, and followed each other on Twitter for a long time. He’s a […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, 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. […]

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 […]

Three Things That Make Me Smile Today

posted by Jason Boyett

Sad? Discouraged? Depressed? Here are three things to cheer you up: 1. It is now OK for Christians to believe in aliens. This according to the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, a Jesuit who directs the Vatican Observatory (who knew the […]

Coming Soon

posted by Jason Boyett

A few items of interest should be happening next week here at jasonboyett.com. They are as follows: 1. I recorded an interview today with Moody Radio in Cleveland (WCRF — 103.3 fm). Probably about a 30-minute interview with their morning […]

The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge)

posted by Jason Boyett

Some of you aren’t old enough to remember the days before VHS tapes. Back then, when we watched movies in school they were on film. With clunky projectors. And if you were watching a film with multiple reels, there was […]

I Doubt It

posted by Jason Boyett

Crazy day today, for various health- and work-related reasons. So no real and/or official and/or super creative post or anything. My apologies. Instead, I’ll direct you to my latest piece for TrueU.org. It’s called “I Doubt It: How to Deal […]

Dorkiness, Part 2

posted by Jason Boyett

In response to last week’s article about my unfortunate levels of personal dorkiness — and, apparently, the dorkiness of some of you blog readers — my cyber-friend Ken Grant sent me a link to an old post from his blog. […]

I Am Good, Helpful, and Dull

posted by Jason Boyett

I was never a big comic books guy, but I watched a lot of “SuperFriends” as a kid and always thought Green Lantern was the coolest superhero. Not sure why. Maybe because Superman and Batman always were hogging the spotlight? […]

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 […]

Good Writing: Help Remedies, Inc.

posted by Jason Boyett

I stumbled upon a site this morning that offers a great example of the vital role copywriting can play in the creation and marketing of a certain brand. Help Remedies is a funky upstart health products company. That’s a weird […]

Proofreaders for President

posted by Jason Boyett

Just a quick note: If you’re running for president, and if you’re going to spend millions of dollars to advertise yourself, and if you’re trying to restore competency to a presidency and party that has come to be known as […]

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 […]

Cubs Gorbachev Sabbath

posted by Jason Boyett

The combination of Spring Break and Easter at the same time has made this a busy week. In lieu of a longer post, here are a few items of interest: + The Junky Car Club has declared a tongue-in-cheek feud […]

Discardia

posted by Jason Boyett

You probably don’t know it, but today is the first day of Discardia, a totally made-up holiday season that falls between the solstices and equinoxes and their following new moons. (For you non-meteorologists, that’s March 19 to April 5.) The […]

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 […]

Staring at the Sun

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m pretty entrenched as a Protestant, but I try to keep an open mind. I really do. I love many aspects of the Catholic liturgy, and most of my favorite devotional writers have been Roman Catholics. I’m a big fan […]

Trace Bundy in Relevant

posted by Jason Boyett

I have a couple of pieces in the March/April issue of Relevant Magazine. One is a “Statement” column involving the (duh) obvious connection between Bigfoot and Easter, and the other is a quickie interview with Trace & Becca Bundy about […]

Search Engine Traffic

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m always interested in the traffic that ends up at this blog via Google searches, because it always surprises me how quickly the Goog attaches blog posts to topics — especially to newsworthy names. Yesterday — based on the Margaret […]

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 […]

I Am SO White

posted by Jason Boyett

I was just introduced to a young but already popular blog, thanks to a tip from my brother. It’s called Stuff White People Like, and it’s either a brilliantly funny model of satire or it’s borderline racist (depending on how […]

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Harold Camping: "Invisible Judgment Day"
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