How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life

Disquiet Time

I was asked to contribute a chapter to a new book called “Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels.” The volume, an edited compilation put together by Cathleen Falsani and Jennifer Grant, takes on many of the weird texts in scripture that we either [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Darwin vs. Jesus” Edition

yeah this is just an awesome sign I decided to include. Not all church sign folks are numbskulls.

Darwin was pretty certain, what with the huge body of evidence behind him, he’d win the arm wrestling contest for sure. But then Jesus pulled that “Over the Top” move and BAM, totally kicked his ass. Sorry, millions of years of evidence. Christian Piatt is the author of “postChristian: What’s Left? Can we fix it? [Read More...]

Los Angeles Has Been postChristian-ized

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It’s official: the postChristian tour has left it’s mark on the City of Angels. We started this leg of the tour at Chapman University, where I shared a chapel sermon and a book talk at their AMAZING interfaith center. It’s legitimately one of the most inspiring spaces in which I’ve ever been a part of a [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “I Heart Sex” Edition

This must have been one of those non-cannonized texts, like the Gospel According to Fellatio.

God loves sex? With whom, pray tell! Or is this a…um…solo kinda gig? Not that there’s anything wrong with that… [Read more...]

Stupid Quizzes, CCM Missives and Homebrewed Blisses

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Yeah, the title’s a stretch. So what? This week’s episode of Homebrewed CultureCast is all Everyday Sunday, all the time. We hung out with Trey and Carter from the uber-popstar band both at Wild Goose (yes, there’s more you haven’t heard yet) and in the garage at Amy and Christian’s place while they were in Oregon [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Communion Lite” Edition

You want the transubstantiation?? You can't HANDLE the transubstantiation!!! (My best Nicholson, trust me)

I’m so glad there’s a church out there willing to offer me un-transubstantiated communion. The other one just makes me a little gassy.   [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, ‘Pastor Judgment Day’ Edition

#1. If churches don't know how to spell "judgment," who does? #2. Could we maybe move pastor appreciation day up a day, since, yaknow, some of you won't be here tomorrow (not saying who...)

Little known fact: The church sign phenomenon was started by a traveling letter salesman by the same of Alfonz Farkle back in the mid-17th century. Was known as the “Johnny Appleseed of church nomenclature.” Look it up! [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Church + Porn = FAIL” Edition

Total fail! Someone should tell them that the plural of "video" doesn't need an apostrophe. Doy!

Pastor, I promise I thought it was a “PAWN” store. I totally was just cashing in these old offering plates for some track money. Totally above board. [Read more...]


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