John’s Blog

John Shore's Blog In total John’s two blogs (his own and his Unfundamentalist Christian group blog) were viewed 3.7 million times in 2014.

“John Shore is awesome, and a brilliant writer. The minute I started reading his stuff, I knew he was a brother from another mother.” — Rob Bell, Love Wins

“John Shore helps me un-learn something I shouldn’t have learned in seminary, which is that there’s a dichotomy between being pastoral and being prophetic. Watching him consistently do both of those at once reminds me that, yes, being pastoral to the victims and prophetic to those who have hurt them is how it ought to be. I’m a big fan and beneficiary of John’s writing.” — Fred Clark, a.k.a. Slacktivist.

John is author of “UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question”

UNFAIR “John Shore is sharp, he’s funny, and he’s right. To find out why I’ve called him America’s preeminent non-douchey Christian, buy and read this book. And I challenge anyone who believes that the Bible justifies the persecution of their gay and lesbian neighbors—particularly those on the religious right who’ve made lucrative careers for themselves out of bearing false witness against their gay and lesbian neighbors—to read this book’s opening essay, Taking God at His Word: The Bible and Homosexuality.” — Dan Savage, founder, It Gets Better

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John is co-founder of The NALT Christians Project

The NALT Christians Project An It Gets Better-style video project where any and all LGBT-affirming Christians share their belief that there is nothing anti-biblical or sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Supporters of The NALT Christians project include Gary Hall, Dean of the National Cathedral, and Michael Keegan, president of People for the American Way.

Penguins, Pain and the Whole Shebang: Why I Do the Things I Do, by God (as told to John Shore)

Penguins, Pain and the Whole Shebang “Shore is a madman and a genius, and this book is so happily wrought I don’t know what to say about it — except that this is the book many, many folks have been waiting for. It’s a genuine triumph, a killer combo of astronomical wit and wisdom. I, for one, would like twenty-five copies immediately.” — Eric Metaxas, author, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.

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I’m OK — You’re Not: The Message We’re Sending Nonbelievers and Why We Should Stop

I'm Ok “A lighthearted approach, with a serious message” — The San Diego Union-Tribune. “Shore appeals to Christians to ponder the nature of love, the importance of honest and mature Christian character, and how relationships with non-Christians really look. Younger, thoughtful, humble Christians who know something is very wrong will find Shore saying exactly what they’ve been thinking.” — Michael Spencer (The Internet Monk), author, Mere Churchianity.

Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How To Defeat Each One of Them

Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships “An excellent piece of writing that speaks very practically about the reasons someone stays in a bad relationship. Worth looking at, even if you are not someone, nor do you know someone who is abusive. The answers John gives helps us understand how it is that we may do things that do not seem like it’s in our best interest. It is a wonderfully well written, easy to understand and non-clinical approach to answering the question, ‘Why do some women stay in abusive relationships?'” —

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John is founder of Un­fun­da­men­tal­ist Christians

Unfundamentalist Christians A 32,000-member (and counting) Facebook community founded upon the fourteen-point tenets John wrote for a Christianity with humanity. Read the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.