Open Mic Week @ The American Jesus




You hear from us a lot.

Not surprisingly, of course, because after all it is our blog.

Well, now we want to hear from you.

During the first week of next month, June 4th-8th to be exact, I’ll be in England with my youth group and Wes will be at camp with his youth group. So, we’ve decided to turn things over to YOU our loyal readers.

That’s right. We’re going to let you guys and gals run things while we’re away.

Well sort of.

Sorry, you can’t have the username and password for the site. We love you, just not that much.

What we’re looking for is a series of guest posts. Five to be exact. One for each day our absence.

The posts should connect to the theme of American Christianity, but that is a REALLY broad subject, so there’s lot of space to work with. Essentially, if your post is faith related, it’ll probably fit.

We’ll read through all of the submissions and select the 5 we like the most.

So, if you’re interested, check out the guidelines below and make sure you turn in your submission NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MAY 21st!!



1. Submissions must be sent via email as an attachment to

2. Please include with your submission any relevant blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. information you would like us to link to should your post be selected

3. Submissions should be no longer than 1,000 words

4. Formatting, punctuation, grammar and good writing matter. So make sure you proofread your post before you submit it.

5. Submissions should connect in some way to the theme of American Christianity

6. Hate speech and profanity will not be posted. Sorry we’re family friendly.

7. All submissions must be emailed to us not later than 11:59 CST on May 21st

8. We will select the 5 submissions we like the most and announce who the guest posters will be, along with when their posts will go up, on Monday, May 28th

9. No complaining if your post is not selected. It doesn’t mean it wasn’t good or that we didn’t like it. To quote a response I’ve received myself from editors, it probably just didn’t “meet our editorial needs.”


*If you’ve have any questions about Open Mic Week, please don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments section of this post.