Can Christians Ever Cheer for Death?

Can people of faith cheer for death? Smells Like Sprit By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead. Or something like that. News spread like a Pueblo West brushfire that Osama Bin Laden, America’s longtime Public Enemy Number One, had been killed in a firefight with Delta Force and [Read More…]

The evolutionary purpose of itching

My feet sweat. A lot. I know, gross, but hey, it’s not like I chose it. Suffice it to say that where there are sweaty feet, there is Athlete’s foot. For those who have never suffered from this, it is one of the most insanely itchy sensations you can imagine. When I get a bad [Read More…]

Our family video project: PULP CHRISTMAS

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Separated at Birth? Photo evidence.

All right, some folks don’t seem to be on board with me about how these folks look alike. So here they are side by side. Also, just for fun, I added one at the end that I hear all the time. [Read more…]

My new vid: Seminary experience in 4 minutes

Dig the video I created for Phillips Theological Seminary on the seminary experience condensed into less than 4 minutes. Groovy stop-motion and original score. [Read more…]

Docker’s Man-ifesto and a great womanist response

So, I’ve been working on this book about postmodern male identity for some time called BE A MAN, and Brandon, a colleague of mine, passed along the text of a recent Dockers ad campaign they’ve labeled the “Man-ifesto.” And here’s a revised version/response from a blogger known as Heartless Doll, which I think kinda rules. [Read more…]

Two New Podcasts: WTF Chat, parts 1 & 2

Parts one and two of my three-episode chat with Brandon Gilvin, my co-creator and co-editor of the WTF? (Where’s the Faith?) young adult books series are now posted. Episode one is about the context of Young Adult culture in today’s culture and a bit about how in the hell we were ever given the opportunity to create a book series together. [Read more…]

You can’t say that in church!

My partner in crime and co-editor, Brandon Gilvin, took even me off guard when he said the word “blowjob” in the middle of our church event. The room got pretty quiet for a minute. Then, thank goodness, we really started talking, which was the whole point to begin with. [Read more…]