It’s time for another morsel from my upcoming Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Jossey-Bass, 2009). There were (and are) a whole lot of different religious orders, all of which have produced their share of interesting saints. These include Benedictines, Franciscans, Cistercians, and Dominicans. One of my favorite orders is the Carmelite order. Not because they have…

The great bishop, saint, and trinitarian apologist Gregory of Nyssa once described his brother, St. Basil, as having a “two-handed faith.” Basil’s faith, Gregory said, was ambidextrous, because he could accept pleasures with one hand and suffering with the other hand and he was convinced that both were part of God’s plan for him, both…

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 Vatican had its own observatory!). In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, which I used to…

If you’re awake between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Eastern (6:30-7 a.m. Central) tomorrow morning, then point your browser toward WCRF Radio in Cleveland to hear parts 5 and 6 of a six-part interview I did with host Mark Zimmerman about my “6 Denominations in 6 Weeks” experiment. You could have listened to parts 1 and…

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Jason Boyett

Jason Boyett is a writer, speaker, and the author of several books, including O Me of Little Faith (Zondervan), and the Pocket Guide series (Jossey-Bass). His work has appeared in Salon, Paste, The Daily Beast, Relevant, and a variety of other publications. He has also appeared on the History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Jason lives in Texas with his wife and two kids. Follow him at twitter and jasonboyett.com.

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