Friends, I received the casting call below from Stephanie Frasco, who asked me to post it to the blog. The Discovery Channel is seeking a swashbuckling young exorcist type to co-host a documentary series on eeeeeee-vil. So if you dream of being on TV and have some personal experience with demons and exorcism (!), this…

Yeah, I admit it. I enjoy wonky sociology books about religion–how many adherents, where they live, what they believe, what they eat for breakfast. So I knew I’d be pretty interested in Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce’s Field Guide to U.S. Congregations. It’s a large-scale study of Christianity in America, both Protestant and Catholic (no…

I’m working in Nashvegas for most of this week, so Flunking Sainthood welcomes two guest bloggers (the other will be Carol Lynn Pearson on Saturday). Today we hear from my dear friend Bob Fryling, who has recently written an excellent book called The Leadership Ellipse in which he shares some of his wisdom in business…

I hate to disagree with Robert Pattinson. He’s just so darn beautiful. But when His Hunkiness goes public with ignorant statements like the following, I have to beg to differ. And hope that he won’t crush my skull. “I think people make up all these Mormon references just so they can publish ‘Twilight’ articles in…

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Jana Riess

Jana Riess is the author of Flunking Sainthood, a 2011 book about failing at twelve different spiritual practices. She is also currently working on The Twible, a three-year Twitter project with humorous daily Bible updates for your amusement (find her on Twitter as @janariess). She has a few silly degrees from swanky schools but was never once able to climb the rope in gym class. Her spiritual director is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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