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Author • Speaker • Strategist


Joe is a writer and the Marketing Strategist for the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. And he is author of Life Hacking Spiritual Disciplines and How to Colonize Mars (coming soon).

He writes and speaks about practical ways to grow spiritually on the path of following Jesus.

He lives in New Orleans with Kristin his wife and their two kids, Graham and Hadley.


When members of my church fight to start a healthy prayer life, I struggle to offer clear advice on getting started. Not any more. –Josh Taylor, Administrative Pastor at People of Mars Hill Church

Life Hacking Spiritual Disciplines

A daily and vibrant prayer life is more than possible–it’s within reach. 

Learn how to create successful habits, use your willpower effectively, and focus in the middle of a busy world.

  • The Best (Only) Spiritual Gifts Test I’ve Created (in a Single Question)
    I've created a simply but effective spiritual gifts test. And it only has one question.
  • How the Valuation of God Will Make You Think Differently
    The little ones cry a lot. They're ruled almost completely by their emotions. And most of the time they haven't even figured out how to use their words yet to communicate what's wrong. This is tied in to God and his grace.
  • How to Spot a Con
    I don’t know if it’s true, but the number one reason I hear from people who are not interested in church is that it’s full of hypocrites. And, I agree. It is full of hypocrites. That’s the whole idea behind becoming more like Jesus. It’s a fight and a struggle, and all […]
  • 3 Months of Fasting (& Why You Might Want to Try This)
    When my brother was younger, I found him sticking a paperclip into a outlet. I knocked it out his hand. “Sam, are crazy!?” “What? I just wanted to see what would happen.” Later that year–unbeknownst to Sam–I was doing my own experiment with my ceiling fan and […]
  • The Theology of Curse Words
    I used to have a boss with a mouth like a longshoreman. He was a Christian, he told me. (Of course.) And he tried, up and down, to justify his prolific use of the f-word. And while his arguments were silly, it got me thinking. Why are bad words bad? God Never Said… It’s true. God never […]
  • 5 Lessons I Learned About Ministry from the Rolling Stones
    I’m not a Rolling Stones fan because of their music (or their sweet spirits). I only became a fan, if you could call it that, after I read Rich Cohen’s wonderful (and sometimes irreverent) book, The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones. What struck me was how human and mortal […]
  • Should We Trust the Gospels? (And Other Semi-Heretical Questions)
    Do the four Gospels that we currently have give an accurate picture of Jesus? Or have they been corrupted over the years?
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