I had a long chat with a reporter yesterday. She’s writing a story for News 21 about the changes afoot among “evangelical” voters in the coming election. I put scare quotes around “evangelical” because much of our conversation revolved around the usefulness of that term. In short, I find the term “evangelical” almost completely unhelpful.…

When we were planning this tour I expected that we would have a bit of time each day to hang out in neighborhoods and taste the local specialty cuisine–like Stumptown Coffee in Portland. Instead we often arrive just in time to set up and have to leave for the next town just after the show.…

One of my new favorite blogs, is “Spiritual Politics” by Mark Silk, professor of religion and public life at Trinity College. Last week, he unloaded on a particular televangelist. Guess which one: Of all the vile, fake, lying-ass, money-grubbing shyster scumbags on the face of this planet, there is perhaps none more loathsome than [NAME…

You may know that the Church Basement Roadshow is built around the content of books written by Tony, Mark and me.If you did not know that you certainly will after attending one of the revivals. We each do material from our books for about 60 minutes of the show. So, the entire show is not…

See Right Sidebar for Info and Tour Dates Doug and I pulled out of Bend, Oregon at about 10:30pm on Tuesday night, following the final show of the West Coast leg of the tour. Over the next 42 hours, we drove, slept, ate like crap, and saw the wide-open expanses of our country that make…

Find Tour Dates and Info on the Right Sidebar Earlier this week, Bruce Reyes-Chow was elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA). This is great news, for various reasons. First of all, Bruce is a great guy and I count him as a friend (even a real friend, not just a Facebook friend!). There’s been…

Tour Dates Available in the Right Column.

Darrin at Precipice Magazine says, “After some sweet hymn-singin’ from the older clan, their 21st century offspring each took a turn on stage, either to read from their books, or to shed light on the context that gave inspiration for their writing. Doug Pagitt shared his (quickly becoming classic) experience of the 1980’s truth train,…

Allow me to disabuse you of the notion, should you be so temped, to think that being on a 32-city tour is in any way glamorous. First it’s amazing how much energy goes into set up and take down of a 90-minute revival show. We are getting good at hauling boxes and setting up stage…

We are heading to Bend, Oregon for the 12th show of this first leg. The tour has gone great. But exhausting. Last night in Seattle, we had the privilege of hosting our friend from the Emergent Jewish Rabbi network (we will have a video in a day or so). We hooked in with these folks…

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Tony Jones is the author of The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier and several other books on Christianity and prayer.

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