Four Reasons Conservatives are Embracing Prison Reform

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There are few social issues over which all within the greater Christian Church can agree, or at least historically have been able to find common ground. From gay marriage to gun control, it seems that religious ideology have gone part and parcel along with the respective political parties that tend to represent our social views. [Read More...]

Early Praise for “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

Christian Piatt reading from his book, "postChristian," at the Wild Goose Festival in June 2014.

With just over a month to go before publication, I’m getting really excited to share my next book with Jericho/Hachette, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with the world. It’s receiving some strong early praise, including from Publishers Weekly, which says the book is, “expert at deconstructing false precepts, false practices, [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Race Car to Hell” Edition

Not only does this car judge you; it judges you while also looking really, really fast. Nice double use of the flames, guys!

Celebrating all things bumper sticker today, because nothing says “I’m following the path of Jesus” like an obnoxious sticker on your environmentally hostile car!   [Read more...]

Protect Your Daughters; Turn Them Into Corporations

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 It’s been suggested that the recent Supreme Court decision involving Hobby Lobby’s resistance to provide insurance coverage for particular types of birth control is a blow to women’s rights. But if we’re willing to think creatively, not unlike writer and satirist Jonathan Swift, SCOTUS may have unknowingly offered us a loophole. The recent Supreme Court [Read More...]

The Holy Common Ground of Wild Goose

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We’re headed home from Wild Goose Festival, a gathering of artists, activists, musicians, and theologians, in Hot Springs, N.C. It was hot, rainy, and messy. My suitcase smells like my fifth grade gym locker. I can’t wait to go back next year. The speakers are remarkable; many of them are walking the talk they’re offering, [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Christian Tacos” Edition

At first I thought this sounded gross, but then I found out they just grind up and sprinkle Christians on top of the tacos. Whew!

I keep seeing signs for Kosher food and Halal food…thank goodness we’re finally making food that Christians can eat. I’m starving after 42 years of waiting! [Read more...]

Engaging a Generation for Justice

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Often the Church does many things well: outreach in their neighborhoods, dynamic worship services, and children and youth programs to name a few. However, one of the gaping absences in church community often is a point of entry or transition for young adults. How do we serve them? How do we help them navigate the [Read More...]

GO: The Biggest Word in the Great Commission

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Our son, Mattias, is a complicated kid. He’s sweet, creative and remarkably intelligent. But to say he is strong willed would be underselling his capacity for intransigence. When he was in preschool he, like many kids, went through a “naked phase.” He never wanted to have his clothes on at home (which was no small [Read More...]


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