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I expend a lot of ink in O Me of Little Faith discussing my problems with prayer. Some of my hang-ups are theological, some practical, some deeply personal. In particular, the theatricality of public prayer — my own and others […]

This is the last thing I’m going to write about Rob Bell’s book Love Wins, and it’s not even really about the book. I’ve read the book. I enjoyed parts of it. I was frustrated with parts of it. I […]

If you’ll allow me a day of ridiculously shameless self-promotion, O Me of Little Faith finally got reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly (though as a web exclusive, and not in the print edition): Doubt can play an important role in a […]

In the wake of my two Ted Haggard posts a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been hearing from a number of Colorado people with updates to the story. I don’t want this to become a Ted Haggard watchblog — those […]

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 […]

Along with some great friends, my wife and I traveled to Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend to catch U2’s 360° tour. As a long-time U2 fan — I still have my original Joshua Tree cassette! — I was particularly pumped for […]

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 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 […]

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