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March 22, 2013
Heretic’s Guide to the Bible: A Video Introduction
Somewhere around the end of March or early April, 2013, I'm launching a new blog...
March 12, 2013
I’m a Racist, And So Can You!
I'm baaaaack...from my vacation that is. Thanks so much to Phil Snider, Linda Brendle, Andy...
February 25, 2013
Donor, Know Thy Charity: The Best, Biggest and Worst Nonprofits
Nearly everyone has felt the pinch of the economic slump in the past five years....
February 14, 2013
Where Do Introverts Fit in a Noisy World?
I'm a total introvert. My wife - in fact, the rest of my family -...
February 12, 2013
The Only Way Out is Through (A Lenten Reflection)
(I decided to share some meditations I wrote for Chalice Press a few years ago...
October 25, 2012
Getting to Know the Core of Johnny Appleseed
I, like most kids in the United States, learned about Johnny Appleseed in ways...
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 20, 2012
SNAP/ Food Stamp Challenge, Day 1: Broke vs. Poor
"So what are food stamps anyway?" my eight-year-old son, Mattias, asked as I drove him...
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...
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 16, 2012
A Higgs Boson Walks Into Church…
Thanks to Steve Knight for alerting me to this joke, which has become one of...
June 26, 2012
Wild Goose 2012: An Exercise in Mindfulness
How do you know when someone has a Prius? Don't worry; they'll tell you. We...
June 20, 2012
Love Greater Than Our Differences: My Interview on ChurchNext
I spoke with Chris Yaw recently, host of an online program called ChurchNext. On it,...
June 15, 2012
“Study Drugs” Point to Greater Social Failure
Everyone has pulled all-nighters in school. It's sort of a rite of passage, really. For...
June 07, 2012
Indentured Servitude: Why Student Loans Won’t Go Away
There have been lots of news stories lately about student loan forgiveness and the like,...
April 11, 2012
Rainwater Foundation’s Fight for Dementia Cures
My friend, Todd Rainwater, recently appeared on CNBC to talk about his and his father's...
February 21, 2012
My Most Recent Video Project (Water 2012)
This really has nothing directly to do with theology or family, though its message of...
February 16, 2012
Miracle Pregnancy, Despite “Santorum Birth Control” Method
BREAKING NEWS February 16, 2012 Jeff Spagniola of Durham, North Carolina, was stunned when his...
February 10, 2012
Is Social Media Making Kids Sick?
More than a dozen high school girls and one adult at LeRoy High School in...
February 01, 2012
Belief in Jesus: The Only Way to Heaven?
Following is one of the more interesting questions posed in Banned Questions About Jesus. This...
January 24, 2012
Education for ALL: A “Sweeping, Disruptive Technology”
Yesterday I wrote a piece about how nostalgia expressed in contemporary politics points to the...
January 19, 2012
Kobe Bryant, the NBA and “Gay” Redemption
I can't stand Kobe Bryant. A lifelong basketball fan, I was as excited as everyone...
January 18, 2012
The 2012 Girl Scout Cookie “Girl-cott” (Video)
Some folks are proposing a boycott of Girl Scout cookies because of a recent Colorado...
December 27, 2011
My top mobile apps for 2011
This is kind of a departure from my regular content, but I happened to mention...
December 14, 2011
All American Muslims, Meet Un-Christ-Like Christians
Perhaps nothing has helped the ratings of The Learning Channel's new show, All American Muslim,...
December 05, 2011
Time To “Evacuate Wall Street”
I've offered some criticism in the past about the Occupy Wall Street for a general...
December 03, 2011
Kierkegaard: What is a Poet?
Recently I wrote an article about preachers and the risks of false prophecy we face...
November 30, 2011
Finding Good in College Sports Sex Scandals
First Penn State coaches are embroiled in sexual abuse scandal, and now Syracuse. I'll spare...
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