Turning the Tables on the Interviewer: When Grief Mingles with Doubt [Video]
This conversation began as an interview about O Me of Little Faith: True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling with author Jason Boyett. But toward the end of the conversation (it was far more of a conversation than a formal interview, as you will see), he started asking me questions. As we read your comments the last couple of days, we both agreed to share one small clip in which the conversation took a unique turn. We both hope that sharing it will encourage all of you to find people with whom you can have this kind of conversation, too.
DISCLAIMER: When we recorded this conversation, neither of us had any idea that we might make this a public video. It is super-casual, candid, and personal, but because we believe this conversation needs to happen, we both agreed to go ahead and put it up for public consumption.
“Never before have I known of–much less ever read–a book about Christian doubt that is chock-full of laughter and sanctity, confessional candor, and credible confession all at one and the same time. In fact, I did not even know that such a book could be written; but that’s exactly what Jason Boyett has done. O Me of Little Faith is the work of a devout, passionate, and believing doubter, and it has the ring of truth on every single page.” — Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence
“An engaging, wonderfully human portrait of faith and doubt for those among the next generation who identify as both ‘Christian’ and ‘intellectual’–and sometimes struggle to reconcile these two categories.” — Donna Freitas, Author, Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses
“It’s been said that if your beliefs, whatever they may be, cannot undergo scrutiny, then they’re not worth holding. Jason Boyett isn’t afraid of putting a magnifying glass to his faith and asking tough questions that some people would rather ignore. I think both Christians and atheists will agree that he’s better off because of it.” — Hemant Mehta, author of I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist’s Eyes and blogger at FriendlyAtheist.com
“O Me of Little Faith will not solve your doubt problems, but it will be a friendly, helpful companion through your doubts. Told with an uncanny knack for finding the right story, Jason Boyett’s memoir of doubt will help all of us in our faith.” — Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University