John’s Monthly Email Newsletter

by John Shore on February 2, 2013 in · 21 comments

Subscribe to John’s Monthly Email Newsletter

At the beginning of each month I send out my monthly newsletter, wherein I catch up my friends on personal things happening with me: ideas I’m working on, goings on with The NALT Christians Project or Unfundamentalist Christians, upcoming appearances or shows, etc. I also do giveaways: books I authored, books from my personal library, t-shirts … I once gave away a sweet desktop iPhone/iPod player. The content of the newsletter is exclusive and available nowhere else. Your email address will not be shared, sold, or used for any other purpose. You can always unsubscribe from the newsletter with the click of a button.)

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Jan Wolf June 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

I’m missing an update, right? As an old lurker, I remember when you announced this great new site update, but I miss reading your generally-intelligent blog comments. Should I email you at johnshore dot com or at your blog address (which is new to me at this point in time)?


Jan Wolf June 5, 2014 at 12:44 am

Hey, now I’m actually involved, so I answered my own question. It’s all new, yet not. You’re still around. Awesomesauce.


theresa May 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

I can tell you this [about "John's Monthly Newsletter" for May], because I am 59, and therefore wiser than you.

Once you turn 50, the warranty runs out, and the parts start falling off. Be very careful from here on out, John.

Also, Necco wafers exist so Catholic kids can play Mass. (They’re just the right size and shape for Communion wafers. But I wouldn’t say that they taste any better.)


Philip Troy May 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm

My mother, who was born in 1918, swore to me that when she was around seven or eight years old, she broke a white Necco Wafer in half, as Catholic priests often do with the host, and it exploded with a flash of licht and a puff of smoke. I don’t know which is cooler: the Wrath of God upon a semi-blaspheming kid or, as she suspected, spontaneous combustion of airborne confectioner’s sugar particles…


Dwayne Mason May 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

I’m with you on the Necco Wafers. [In the May 2013 newsletter I talked a bit about Necco Wafers—John.]


Stephen Snead May 3, 2013 at 5:39 am

Thanks, I needed [the last newsletter]. If you are not quite ready for old age and just turned 55, then maybe I put away my rocking chair for a new more years. I just turned 56. :-)

From one old fart to another, let me thank you. I was raised in the “Bible Belt,” but my dogma got run over some years ago. The bleak and sterile “new atheist” just depressed me, and even more so because they were smarter than the fun dies of my youth. Sigh. So to finally find some more progressive Christian thought really helps. I still struggle with my Christian faith. I am sure there is a purpose to life, I’m not sure any one religion has the answers. Anyway, thanks for all you do.

Steve Snead


Dan Wilkinson May 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Another great (and funny!) newsletter … thanks for these, they always brighten up my inbox :)


Gayla Thompson April 21, 2013 at 9:11 am

Thank you for the focus – honesty is easy to aspire to and difficult to achieve…


Jean Ehrman April 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

Thank you, John, for a great start to the week. God bless.


David S April 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

These Monday prayers are such something special. And, boy, do I need the peace and encouragement to get right for the week. Thanks so much, John, for all you do .


Melissa Charbs Willsy April 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Loved today’s prayer – resonated very deeply.


Gina Powers March 29, 2013 at 1:09 am

I’m a weekly prayer subscriber (I thought I’d subscribed to the newsletter, but maybe I didn’t….hey, I’m lazy anyway), and great job. Keep up the great, inspiring work.


Sarah March 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

When I get your weekly prayer newsletters, I feel like I’m getting a message from a friend who cares about me. I love it. The prayers are simple, but focused and always come from a place of love.


Elizabeth March 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Thank you for the directive. Never get enough John (and “I also do a monthly newsletter, imaginatively titled John’s Monthly Newsletter” is really funny.)


Peter Balak March 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Your weekly prayers speak directly to my heart.


Peggy Vislian March 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

The prayers are so beautiful!


Connie Roberts-Huth March 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm

This pagan really likes these, John. Thank you so much!


Kathleen Ellis March 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm

John, I find your weekly prayers deeply inspiring. They speak in a simple, clear voice, yet communicate the most profound truths. And you seem to have a way of writing about God that’s unlike any other pastor or “religious” writer I’ve ever read. Your work is a real gift in my life, and I thank you for it.


Kaitlyn Murray March 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Your Weekly Prayers resonate with me more than any prayer I’ve ever heard in Church! Everything you write not only amazes me, but inspires me. I’ve been struggling with faith for years because it made no sense to me that a God who is supposed to be so loving would condemn us for so much. But then I found your page, and was blown away by the acceptance, the open-mindedness, the compassion, and above all, the LOVE that you put forth to everyone who reads what you have to say! Knowing that there ARE so many people out there who believe that God truly is all loving, and that we should follow his example to love equally and unconditionally, has helped me just in this past week find a closer bond with God, and it feels amazing!

In a nutshell, I just wanted to thank you, so very much. You have given me the nudge I needed to walk closer with Him, and for that I am truly grateful! Bless you!


Jill March 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I can say that your weekly prayer newsletters turn me into a soppy, mushy mess but is that really an effective advertisement? Seriously though these emails get to the heart of the matter, which is the space where my faith builds.

I can only practice good things in my life and my world when I have filled myself up with good things. These help me get there. Thank you very much.


Connie March 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

I look forward to the email every Monday now. It helps me focus and set the tone of the week ahead.


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