I truly hate this self-promotional shit, but many of you have asked how things are going with the book and what I’m doing with the book in the months ahead. And, I figure, the last thing you want from me is another thee-political post about The Donald so what the hell.
Hey- I learned that the comedy director Judd Apatow has my book and he freakin’ thinks it’s hilarious.
I spent the past week out in
sunny rainy southern California for a gathering led by the inestimable Tripp Fuller and sponsored by National Geographic’s Story of God and Home-Brewed Christianity. Though, with Teer Hardy, I violated Rule #1 it proved a wonderful experience. I got the chance to meet folks in the flesh, whom I previously only knew virtually, like Todd Littleton, Luke Norseworthy, Eric Hall, Nathan Gilmour, and Sarah Heath. There is much about social media these days that is f@#$ed up, but I sincerely believe there’s Jesus good in it too, proved by the ‘friendships’ I’ve forged with folks like these.
Tripp Fuller interviewed me about my book for the Home-Brewed Christianity Podcast on the first night of the gathering.
Christian and Amy Piatt interviewed me for the Culture Cast Podcast the next day.
I’ll post those interviews when they go live.
Luke Norseworthy interviewed me for his podcast, Newsworthy with Norseworthy, the following day.
You can listen to that interview here.
While in SoCal I did a dialogue sermon and a Q/A at the Loft LA, the most diverse UMC I’ve ever experienced. I’ll post that audio when it becomes available.
In the interim, in case you missed it:
I did an interview with Matt Townshend on Sirius that you can find here.
The Kansas City Star faith writer said my book is “a compelling read with just the right message…” Check it out here.
And Hearts and Minds Books named Cancer is Funny to their Best of 2016 List. Check it out here.
I’ll be doing some more radio show interviews on Sirius XM, including John Fugelsang‘s show “Tell Me Everything.”
The Christian Century and Wash Po will be posting reviews of the book (fingers crossed they say it doesn’t suck).
In March, I’ll be speaking at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville and the Progressive Youth Ministry Conference in Asheville.
And reception to the book has been such that Fortress Press has invited me to write two more books with them in 2017 and 2018. Here’s the press release. In addition, I’ve been invited by Eerdmans Press to contribute a chapter on a book about Preaching Romans.