O Me of Little Faith

I’m not sure what Rob Bell was doing on Saturday, but I wonder how long it took for him to realize that he had blown up the Internet. At least, the Christian twitterverse and blogosphere. Bell, the pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids and the author of Velvet Elvis and Sex God,…

Today’s conversion story comes from Jeremy Myers. A former seminary graduate and conservative pastor, Jeremy “de-converted” from traditional Christianity. Though still a follower of Christ, he has left the institutional Church altogether. And blogging played a fairly big role in that departure… —————- Bio: My name is Jeremy Myers. I currently live in Westtown, New…

Mormons beware! South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are working on a Broadway musical called The Book of Mormon. The play, which previews at the end of this month, is about two young men who head to Uganda as missionaries. Hijinks ensue, apparently. There is much questioning of faith. And cursing. And uncomfortable…

Matthew Paul Turner has been featured here a number of times, mainly because he’s a good friend and a great writer and a unique, funny voice within Christian culture. That’s why I’m excited to share that the audio book of his memoir, Churched: One Kid’s Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess, is available for…

Today’s conversion story comes from Mike Wise. An Arizona singer/songwriter who hails from Denver, Colorado, Mike made the odd religious transition from Episcopalian Christianity into Agnosticism…and then back to Christianity. —————- Bio: I am a 33 year-old, high-functioning autistic adult living in Tucson, Arizona. I am an aspiring singer/songwriter. I have a day job working…

If you’ve read the Bible beyond the Gospels and some of the safe, greeting-card-quote-ready psalms, you’re no doubt aware that there’s some stuff in it you don’t especially want your kids reading without parental supervision. Tons of violence. Some really disturbing stories. And plenty of sex. Oh, boy, is there a lot of sex. (Hint:…

Last week we kicked off the new Friday conversions series with Torie Brown Hunt, who converted to the LDS/Mormon tradition after a Southern Baptist childhood. Today we meet Jessica Gavin. In 2010, she began a blog project called 52 Prayers in which she attended a church of a different religious tradition every weekend for a…

This week I stumbled onto a blog post at Slate in which Stanley Fish, the literary critic and New York Times columnist, lists what he thinks are the top five sentences in the English language. The author of the new book How to Write a Sentence, Fish says he carries sentences around with him “as…

Friday means guests here at ye olde blog, and today kicks off a new series about conversions. I’ve always been fascinated with conversion stories — both into and out of a faith tradition — because religion is so all-pervasive. Major life changes like getting a new job, marrying, or having kids can certainly rearrange your…

I don’t do this often, but today I’m just going to post (with permission) a letter I received from a reader who has asked to remain anonymous. He got in touch after I called for conversion stories. That series begins on Friday, but this story isn’t about coming to faith…instead, it’s about falling away from…

Jason Boyett
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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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