Growing the Awesome Together

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When Tripp Fuller, founder and host of the Homebrewed Christianity podcast and network, and I sat down over beers more than three years ago and talked about starting a show on culture and spirituality, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, in the very best way. It started with Jordan Green and [Read More...]

Why “Not That Kind of Christian”? (Final Day)


My latest book project, “Not That Kind of Christian: Loving God Without Being an A**hole,” is a project of passion for me. I’m not writing it for a publisher or a big advance. I’ve actually turned down multiple book deals and am willingly paying out of my own pocket for this book because I want [Read More...]

Loving God Without Being an A**hole

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I took some time with Aric Clark to talk about my newest book project, “Not That Kind of Christian.” Crowdfunding is done in less than three days, so be sure to preorder yours and help us meet our goal after watching the interview.   Or just VISIT THE SITE to read the full story on “Not That [Read More...]

An Opportunity for Grace in the Face of Hateful Protest

My wife, rev. Amy Piatt, bringing refreshments to protesters and comforting upset congregants.

There’s little in this world that gets me going more aggressively and quickly in life than someone yelling at or denigrating my wife. Yesterday, a pair of fire-breathing evangelists did both. Fortunately, my wife isn’t me. I was down the street preparing for a lecture I was doing this week. Rather than taking their emotional [Read More...]

Worst. Interview. Ever.

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So I did this interview for “Not That Kind of Christian,” the new book I’m writing and trying to crowd fund. What a disaster. This is what happens when you’re not dealing with professionals. Learn more about the project HERE. And if you meet the interviewer on the street, kick him in the family jewels. [Read more...]

Why I Got Kicked Out of Church


When I was seventeen, my youth minister threw a Bible at me. Not long after that, my relationship with organized religion ended for a decade. Funny story, actually, at least the way I like to tell it. Help support the “A**hole Christian Survival Guide” campaign by becoming a backer. Learn more about how to survive [Read More...]

Sex, Satire and Subversion

Screw rhyming titles this week; we’re going full-on alliteration! That’s how nerdy we are (mic drop…picks up mic to keep talking in type form, awkwardly apologizing for feedback from prior mic drop). Anyhoo… We’ll take you to the mountains and valleys in this episode, friends. For starters, we have one of our co-producers, Adam Phillips, [Read More...]

Meet Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner

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It didn’t take long for Bruce Jenner to come out publicly with his gender transformation complete. Renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz photographed the public debut of Caitlyn Jenner, which is on the most recent cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. There is also an accompanying article and a brief video about the shoot and the transformation [Read More...]