Articles By: Jordan Green

Jordan Green is from Portland, Oregon. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Burnside Writers Collective. Besides editing, Jordan Green has also worked as a courier, a barista at a large coffee purveyor, and as a US Army Counterintelligence Agent, among other things. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Mindy, his daughter Lana, a dog, and two cats.

10 Spiritual Resolutions

10 Spiritual Resolutions
Editor’s Note — This was first published on Burnside in 2008, and we’re republishing it as part of our New Year’s celebration. Many of us (me in particular), have a difficult time with discipline. Our fear of turning our faith into a series of routines and religious habits keeps us...
January 9th, 2014 | Essays, Featured | Read More

The Abominable “O Holy Night” Redux

The Abominable “O Holy Night” Redux
We have a Christmas tradition around these parts.  Every year, we re-post Burnside’s most popular article of all time: “The Abominable ‘O Holy Night’”.  Along with the Advent Conspiracy, this insanely awful little diddy gets us in the Christmas spirit. The Abominable O...
December 24th, 2012 | Featured | Read More

It’s Been Awhile

It’s Been Awhile
Hello, Burnside! It’s been some time since I posted a Letter from the Editor. A year ago, I got the itch to follow a dream. I’ve always wanted to bring Burnside into the publishing world, and advances in book production technology finally meant that goal was reasonable. It’s been a...
September 12th, 2012 | Editorial, Featured, Letters from the Editor | Read More

Introducing Burnside Books

Introducing Burnside Books
I’m proud to announce a new venture, the next step in a process that started right here at Burnside. It’s called Burnside Books, and it’s an exciting new publishing company. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and we’d be forever in your debt if you did. I wanted to use...
March 19th, 2012 | Featured, Letters from the Editor | Read More

Interview with Russ Masterson

Interview with Russ Masterson
In 2004, Russ Masterson went on a fast. It wasn’t a fast from sugar or alcohol or the internet or cell phones. He fasted the old-fashioned way. For forty days, Russ Masterson didn’t eat food. Russ chronicles that fast in 40 Days Without Food: Divine Goodness to a Starving Soul, an e-book...
July 5th, 2011 | Burnside Sells Out | Read More

Day 27

Day 27
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from 40 Days Without Food: Divine Goodness to a Starving Soul by Russ Masterson, a Burnside contributor. The book is being released by Tyndale today in a digital-only format through Amazon. — Day 27 155 pounds. I can now see day 40. Half of me loves...
July 1st, 2011 | Books, Featured | Read More

Karen Spears Zacharias, CNN, and the Internet Wringer

Karen Spears Zacharias, CNN, and the Internet Wringer
A month and a half ago, a friend sent me a .pdf of Go the F**k to Sleep. I thought it was fairly funny because it conveyed the universal frustrations of parents in a delightfully inappropriate manner. I didn’t think it was particularly innovative, since McSweeney’s Baby Be of Use series...
June 28th, 2011 | Essays, Featured | Read More

An Semi-Insider’s Guide to the “Blue Like Jazz” Film

An Semi-Insider’s Guide to the “Blue Like Jazz” Film
The last explicitly Christian film I saw was 12 years ago. (I do not count The Passion of the Christ.) I was working in a small medical supply sales office, along with a few other Christians. One Friday, they invited me to The Omega Code‘s opening. We have to show Hollywood we support Christian...
June 9th, 2011 | Arts, Featured, Film | Read More

The Pale King

The Pale King
I’m not telling you to read David Foster Wallace’s newly-released posthumous novel The Pale King. I haven’t read it yet. In fact, I haven’t read The Infinite Jest (though it’s being shipped to me as I write). I’ve read a few of Wallace’s magazine articles, his...
April 1st, 2011 | Arts, Books, Featured | Read More

Editorial Notes

Editorial Notes
Burnsiders, It’s been a while since I’ve said hello, and I apologize for that. I thought I’d give an update on what’s been going on around here. I’ll make it a numbered list, because that’s always nice and easy. 1. Three of Burnside’s editors, along with a good...
March 7th, 2011 | Editorial, Featured, Letters from the Editor | Read More