To the “Beer and Hymns” Haters in Tulsa, OK

BeerHymns

“Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?” -Martin Luther You all know by now that I’ve been on a national tour, talking about my latest book, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? [Read More...]

Jesus Exercised His “Right to Die.”

brittany-maynard

“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...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “No Explanations” Edition

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When I was a kid, I’d always ask “why?” about everything. Thankfully, church cured me of that! [Read more...]

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

Tripp Fuller and CDP

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...]

The Good and Bad in the Vatican’s new LGBT Statement

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In what the Human Rights Campaign calls a “seismic shift in position,” the Extraordinary Synod of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement affirming loving, committed same-sex partnerships. And though this new declaration is a promising step toward greater equality for the LGBTQ community within the greater Christian Church, it leaves much yet to be desired [Read More...]


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