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Today and tomorrow only (July 14th and 15th): TODAY ONLY Receive a copy of Ask, Seek, Knock: Prayers to Change Your Life for only $5 (plus free shipping)! Visit and use the promo code H20E2M3X6 at checkout. Ask, Seek, […]

I ran my book, The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier though Wordle. It’s 87.790 words, and this is what I got:

Earlier this week, I interviewed Bart Ehrman, New Testament scholar at UNC. We talked about his latest book, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know about Them). Among the other topics: philosophical hermeneutics, […]

If you’re a PC user and have Real Player, you should be able to see it here. In any case, I really like Baylor.  It’s continued to be a moderate place, and the people I know there are genuine and […]

I’ve been walking with my friend, Adam Walker-Cleaveland, through his tumultuous process of ordination over the past few months.  And I’ve often urged him to abandon what I consider to be a broken and probably sinful system. Well, now he […]

As a co-alumnus of Dartmouth College, I feel a special connection to the good Doctor.  In fact, he started signing his works “Seuss” while at Dartmouth. In honor of his birthday, here’s a link to a free PDF compiled by […]

The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began, Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where […]

LeRon Shults announces a new book and a discussion on his blog about the book.  The book, Seeking the Identity of Jesus, gathered scholars to write about, well, Jesus’ identity.  Among other things, they agreed on the following nine points: […]

Over at Awakenings, Mike joins the chorus of which I am a part: Those who think that Jeff Sharlet’s The Family is a must-read: Sharlet’s writing is so good that a quick read is almost impossible. Skim this book, and […]