Fence-Sitters and Boundary-Pushers: A Postmodern Reflection

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My mom always loved gardening, but rarely had time for it in our two-career household. In her retirement to West Texas, though, she’s taken to it with a passion. She posts photos of her recent yields, be they impressive or pathetic. Today, she shared a photo that speaks volumes in metaphor. Her caption which got [Read More...]

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

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Jesus talks to me, pretty much every day. No, I don’t mean he speaks to me while I’m in the throes of prayer or comes to me in my dreams. He actually talks to me through twitter. A lot. And he’s pretty weird. Yesterday he told me that the Shroud of Turin was his photograph. [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...]

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...]


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