Church Sign Epic Fails, “No Explanations” Edition

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When I was a kid, I’d always ask “why?” about everything. Thankfully, church cured me of that! [Read more...]

How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life

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I was asked to contribute a chapter to a new book called “Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels.” The volume, an edited compilation put together by Cathleen Falsani and Jennifer Grant, takes on many of the weird texts in scripture that we either [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Darwin vs. Jesus” Edition

yeah this is just an awesome sign I decided to include. Not all church sign folks are numbskulls.

Darwin was pretty certain, what with the huge body of evidence behind him, he’d win the arm wrestling contest for sure. But then Jesus pulled that “Over the Top” move and BAM, totally kicked his ass. Sorry, millions of years of evidence. Christian Piatt is the author of “postChristian: What’s Left? Can we fix it? [Read More...]

The Good and Bad in the Vatican’s new LGBT Statement

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In what the Human Rights Campaign calls a “seismic shift in position,” the Extraordinary Synod of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement affirming loving, committed same-sex partnerships. And though this new declaration is a promising step toward greater equality for the LGBTQ community within the greater Christian Church, it leaves much yet to be desired [Read More...]

Hungry as Dogs: We Don’t Really Understand Charity

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Following is excerpted from “postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care?” (Hachette/Jericho, Aug 2014) Any Christian—and arguably, any socially aware human being—would agree that having concern for our neighbor should be a core value of any society. And yet, we hardly have to look beyond the boundaries of our own doorstep to [Read More...]

Is the Internet Killing Christianity?

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No one reasonably disputes that attendance in Christian churches is in sharp decline. The real lingering question is “why?” which is one of the most important questions I take on in my new book, “postChristian: What’s left? Can we fix it? Do we care?” Though it’s not solely responsible, the internet – along with the [Read More...]

Ray Rice, Driscoll on Ice and ISIS’ Rise

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It seems this episode is dedicated to all the bad boys out there. Not that we planned it, but between talking about the Ray Rice abuse scandal, Mark Driscoll being on the outs with Mars Hill (and every woman on the planet) and our interview with photojournalist Gregg Brekke, who just got back from Northern [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “I Heart Sex” Edition

This must have been one of those non-cannonized texts, like the Gospel According to Fellatio.

God loves sex? With whom, pray tell! Or is this a…um…solo kinda gig? Not that there’s anything wrong with that… [Read more...]


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