Following Jesus…For Real This Time #MyJesusProject

Follow Christian Piatt’s 18-month attempt to really follow Jesus. Search the blog category to the right called “My Jesus Project,” or search “#MyJesusProject” on this blog, on facebook or Twitter.  Being a Christian, by definition, means we endeavor to follow Jesus. But few, if any, of us does it, really. I mean all the way. As [Read More...]

Jesus Exercised His “Right to Die.”

“You know what, it’s not your life, it’s life. Life is bigger than you, if you can imagine that. Life isn’t something that you possess, it’s something that you take part in and witness.” ― Louis C.K. It was a striking coincident that, just before the Brittany Maynard “Right to Die” storyline unfolded in the public forum, my [Read More...]

CultureCast and TNT cross-pollination experiment

As you know I am in the middle of a book tour for my new PostChristian: What’s left? Can we fix? Do we care? .  A few weeks ago I was in soCal where I spoke at Chapman University, Loma Linda University, the Pacific Southwest Regional Assembly of my denomination – Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and [Read More...]

La vita è dolce!

In the middle of my book tour, my wife and I traveled to Rome, Italy to visit Cinecitta Studios and the set of Christ the Lord a move based on Anne Rice’s book, Christ the Lord Out of Egypt.  Not quite on the PostChristian book tour path, but we had a great time enjoying tiny Italian [Read More...]

What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? (AKA: Was Constantine an Ass-hat?”

Last week I spent a few days in Rome with, among others, Tony Jones. As someone who hasn’t ever been to Rome, it was particularly helpful for me to have a Christian historian along. It’s easy enough, having seen one amazing display of ruins after another, or cathedral after awesome cathedral, to lose some perspective. [Read More...]

How Others View Christianity (#postChristian book tour trailer)

Post Christian166x251

Here’s a video Gregg Brekke (SixView Studios) and I put together for the postChristian book tour (Jericho Books/Hachette Book Group). The clips of me speaking are from my time with Eric Elnes and the the Darkwood Brew crew at Countryside UCC in Omaha, NE. The others…well, suffice it to say that these tend to represent [Read More...]

Lederach’s Peace Train…And Coloring with Satan! (CultureCast)

This week on the CultureCast, we welcome special guest John Paul Lederach, international peace activist and negotiator, and author of the popular nonviolence book, “Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians” this book, just reissued with a new foreword from Bill and Lynne Hybels, tells amazing stories, like when rebels groups in central America threatened to [Read More...]

It’s Time! List the Christian Blogs You’re Reading in 2014

It’s become an annual tradition that I put out a survey of which Christian blogs everyone is reading. We compile a list and I feature the top 25 most popular in a future post. A few ground rules: Please don’t add your own blog. If it’s not generating enough buzz to make the list without [Read More...]