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May 15, 2013
Tales of a Male “Preacher’s Wife”
(This is excerpted from my full article featured this month in Sojourners Magazine and on...
May 07, 2013
Rights, Power, Sexuality and the Church
I found an interesting pair of articles on Huffington Post's religion page today. First, there...
April 19, 2013
Talking to My Son About Boston
I woke up this morning, like everyone else, to the news of a shootout with...
April 04, 2013
Jimmy Carter vs. the SBC/Driscoll/Victoria’s Secret: A Sea Change?
Jimmy Carter offered an open letter a few years back (republished this week by Women's...
March 22, 2013
Photo from Steubenville: I am More Important Than Football
I thought about blogging on the systemic brokenness behind how we deify sports at the...
March 18, 2013
Five Questions From the Steubenville Rape Case
(Note: This post contains some frank and graphic discussions of sex and sexuality.) Two boys...
February 28, 2013
Why are Priests Really Celibate? (and Will it Change with a New Pope?)
There's all matter of speculation about why Pope Benedict is stepping down, especially since he's...
February 27, 2013
Dad of Divas: The Interview
I did an interview recently for a parenting blog called www.DadofDivas.com. They have a feature called...
February 01, 2013
I’m an A-hole Dad
(From my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, on faith, fatherhood...
January 26, 2013
Is Gender Equality Killing Women?
I consider myself a feminist, which means (to me at least) I support the elimination...
January 12, 2013
Reframing the Basis of Marriage with Gary Thomas
(I was asked to read and reflect on Gary Thomas' new book, "The Sacred Search:...
January 11, 2013
A Down Economy’s Silver Lining for Men
I was a nervous kid. Once, I got so freaked out by the prospect of...
January 08, 2013
Cut for Bieber: How Did We Get Here?
The ever-reliable and scrupulous news outlet TMZ recently publicized a photo featuring Justin Bieber with...
December 19, 2012
Pastor Terry Jones is No Match for the Beatles’ LOVE
Many will remember pastor Terry Jones as the champion of the "Burn a Quran Day"...
December 17, 2012
Five Children’s Questions About the Sandy Hook Tragedy
I've seen plenty of articles responding to the shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Some are...
November 07, 2012
Emergent Christian Cliches to Avoid
To learn about Christian Piatt's new project, "A**hole Christian Survival Guide," and to pre-order your...
October 25, 2012
Daddy’s Top Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (pt. 2 of 2)
Yesterday I posted part one of this story. Click here to read that first if...
October 24, 2012
Daddy’s Top-Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (Pt. 1 of 2)
Earlier in 2012, I had my first memoir/humor book published called "PregMANcy: A Dad, A...
October 13, 2012
Louis C.K. on Our Neighbor’s Bowl and What “Fair” Is
Writing books is a strange process. When you're in the middle of creating something this...
September 05, 2012
Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)
This is kind of a three-part blog post series. I wrote about part of the...
August 23, 2012
SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 4: Piatt FAIL
I don't mind failing as much as I do admitting I've failed. And technically, we haven't...
August 22, 2012
SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 3: Slip-Ups
"We should go to a restaurant tonight," said my three-year-old daughter, Zoe, over breakfast today....
August 21, 2012
SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 2: The Shelf
I'm not making friends among my family members with this challenge. Because it was my...
August 15, 2012
Resources for SNAP Food Stamp Challenge
After putting out there that we're going to do the SNAP Challenge August 20-26th (living...
August 14, 2012
Planning for Poverty: The SNAP Challenge
I've said before that privilege often is invisible until you don't have it. So in...
August 07, 2012
Sikh Calls for Peace Reminiscent of Amish Shooting Response
I, like most people, was deeply troubled by news of another mass shooting, this time...
July 25, 2012
Bryan Fischer: Blame Darwin, Liberals, Gays for Aurora Shooting
It's common for pundits and media talking heads to use things like the tragic killing...
July 14, 2012
God Hates _______.
Fred Phelps and his followers at Westboro Baptist Church (if you can call it a...
July 13, 2012
Five ‘Christian Parenting’ Ideas To Let Go Of
I was invited by Paul, my editor at Huffington Post, to write a piece on...
June 18, 2012
Mad Men, Catholics and a “Moral Revolution”
Amy and I have been working (translated: watching lazily) our way through the first several...
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