postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?

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Excited to share the cover of my upcoming book with Jericho Books, called postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?. The book comes out in hardback August 2014, and following is the working blurb from the Jericho site: Christian Piatt had a Bible (literally) thrown at him when he was kicked out [Read More...]

10 Myths About the Food Stamp Program (Which Congress is Trying to Gut)

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About a year ago, I wrote about my family participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge, which encourages families to try to live on the equivalent of SNAP assistance (food stamps) for one week. It was a growing experience for all of us, and we actually fell short of our intended goal. It turns out that [Read More...]

25 More Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (Editor’s Picks, 2013)

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I’ve agonized quite a bit while assembling this list. As is the case with anything like this, some great resources and people will be left out. Still, as I reflect on the 25 voices I’ve collected here, I’d argue it’s one amazing roster of practitioners, thinkers, writers and artists. In order to help winnow this [Read More...]

25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (Readers’ Choice, 2013)

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(Check out my Editor’s Picks for 25 Christian Blogs You Should Read HERE) After more than 33,000 hits, 400 nominations and thousands of votes, we have the Reader’s Choice list of 25 Christian Blogs You Should Be reading. I was particularly pleased to see so many women represented in the list this year. Could be [Read More...]

Is Church Still a Curator of Culture?

There was a time when the church was considered to be the central curator of the community’s cultural identity. The architecture, stained glass, music, and other artifacts represented the values of the culture, both spiritual and aesthetic. But a couple of things happened. First, our communities began to disperse, to mobilize and spread out. The [Read More...]

No Girls Allowed

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Following is a reflection that is part of a larger Heretic’s Guide to the Bible something weekly lectionary study. CLICK HERE,  or on the banners at the top or bottom of this post,  to learn more or to become a subscriber.    Summer is a relatively slow time in church life, and as such, it is [Read More...]

Which way did he go, George? (Heretic’s Guide sampler for June 23, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Elijah gets in trouble with the King Ahab and Jezebel for killing their prophets. He hides in the woods and waits to die but an angel gives him food. He retreats to mount Horeb for 40 days. God appears to [Read More...]

Game of Thrones, Evil, Suffering and the Gospel

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Following is a clip of a few minutes from our Heretic’s Guide LIVE CHAT today. The full video, along with the study and other content, are on the full Heretic’s Guide to the Bible website. We covered a lot of ground, from the ethics of consuming pop culture (leading to a great talk on Game [Read More...]


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