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...]

Five Reasons Churches Need to “Come Out” on LGBTQ Rights

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Our entire family, including my wife, Rev. Amy Piatt, and my two kids, took part in the Portland Gay Pride parade this weekend. We stood on a float in the rain and waved to thousands of people lining the streets, from the park blocks to the riverfront. It truly was a joyful day, but of [Read More...]

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

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I’m getting really excited about the release of my next book on August 12th, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with Hachette/Jericho. Though it’s still two months away from the hardback release, I have a few exciting things to share. First, I found out today that Jericho will be at Wild [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer on Art, Music, Irony, and Satire

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Join Amy, Andy and Christian on the Piatt back porch in the latest Homebrewed Christianity Culture Cast.  With Jess the intern and Philip the Page matriculating to something better, it’s just the three stooges holding down the fort. This show features an interview with artist, author, film director, theologian, and all-around badass, Frank Schaeffer. He [Read More...]

Women’s Rights, Immigration, Slavery, Martyrdom: Pentecost and Liberation

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I’ve always loved Pentecost. I’m not entirely sure why, but the Pentecost story in the Book of Acts always resonated with me. There are these followers of Jesus, now alone and without his guidance. They’re being persecuted, and they’re more than a little discouraged about what to do. Then this violent wind-like spirit blows in, [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Badass Jesus” Edition

See, it only looks like a fair contest until Jesus pulls that "Over the Top" move Stallone does and then...BAM.

Taking a departure from heinous church signs today to delve into the disturbingly rich landscape of badass Jesus iconography. Like them, or Jesus will personally rip you in half. [Read more...]

Ten free Blood Doctrine Books – Claim Yours

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For the next couple of weeks, we’re running a giveaway on Goodreads. Click the button in the widget below if you’re on Goodreads and be entered to win a free copy of my novel, Blood Doctrine. Can be any e-book format you like, or we will mail a hard copy. Part of the goal is [Read More...]


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