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.

I Will Miss Brian Jacques

I Will Miss Brian Jacques
A few days ago, Brian Jacques passed away. I learned about this today. A few years ago, I wrote a review of a recent entry in Brian Jacques’ Redwall series, Rakkety Tam. I wanted to see how my childhood influences held up, years on. I’m ashamed of this review now, because it’s nitpicky,...
February 9th, 2011 | Books, Featured | Read More

Portland as a Laughingstock

Portland as a Laughingstock
The first episode of IFC’s Portlandia airs this Friday at 10:30.  Fortunately, because networks are getting better and better at airing their programs on the internet (and following what IFC did last year with The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), Portlandia is available to watch,...
January 18th, 2011 | Featured, The Idiot Box | Read More

Interview with Alex James of Dolorean

Interview with Alex James of Dolorean
(Editor’s Note: Dolorean’s latest album, The Unfazed, is out today.  Go and get it NOW.) After I decided I wanted to write for a living, the first piece I wrote was a review for Violence in Snowy Fields, an Americana-tinged album by Dolorean, a band based in Portland.  When we launched...
January 18th, 2011 | Arts, Featured, Music | Read More

Auburn v. Oregon – There Can Only Be ONE

Auburn v. Oregon – There Can Only Be ONE
Last year, Chad Gibbs flew me out to Birmingham, Alabama to see a football game between his beloved Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Ostensibly, Chad was doing this for his book, God and Football – Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC.  He claimed he wanted a perspective from...
December 8th, 2010 | Featured, Sports | Read More

Interview with Dan Gibson, John Pattison and Jordan Green

Interview with Dan Gibson, John Pattison and Jordan Green
We warned you we’d be pimping this book thing pretty hard.  If you didn’t get the memo, the three of us wrote a book called Besides the Bible – 100 Books That Have, Should, or Will Change Christian Culture.  It’s being heralded the greatest book about books ever written, or...
December 2nd, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

You Need to Watch More TV

You Need to Watch More TV
“Is it weird that the end of Eastbound and Down‘s second season made me tear up a bit?” I posted this on Facebook the other night.  It wasn’t exactly true, but I was amazed that the show had grown on me to any extent, seeing as I thought the first season was mediocre and overly...
November 10th, 2010 | Featured, Television, The Idiot Box | Read More

BtB Excerpt: This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti

BtB Excerpt: This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti
(Editor’s Note: Here’s round two of our long, slow burn of a marketing campaign: my essay on Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness.  You can learn more about our book, Besides the Bible, here and here.  You can buy it here.) There’s an inherent snag to writing Christian action:...
October 20th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

We Wrote a Book.

We Wrote a Book.
So, remember when Dan Gibson and I did this? It was a couple summers ago.  Dan and I drove from Phoenix/Tucson to Denver for the 2009 International Christian Retail Show.  We went for a number of reasons, but I think we mostly went because we’d have fun doing it.  Thanks primarily to the Falling...
October 13th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

Dear Summer: Get Bent.

Dear Summer: Get Bent.
Despite the obvious appeal of fall — the colors, the crisp cool air and football — I’m guessing most of you are sad summer is over.  There’s a melancholy to fall, the knowing there are months and months of rain ahead before the sun shines again and everyone’s out in shorts. ...
September 21st, 2010 | Featured, Television, The Idiot Box | Read More

College Football, Star Wars and Baby Behemoths

College Football, Star Wars and Baby Behemoths
A few months after this site started up, which seems like 10 years ago, I received an emailed article about golf from some Alabamian named Chad Gibbs. “No one cares about golf,” I muttered.  But I read it anyway, and it was surprisingly funny, so we ran it. Then Chad sent another article,...
August 6th, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured, Sports | Read More