postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?

PostChristian final cover

I’m getting really excited about the release of my next book on August 12th, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with Hachette/Jericho. Though it’s still two months away from the hardback release, I have a few exciting things to share. First, I found out today that Jericho will be at Wild [Read More...]

Two Friars and a Fool – Speculative Fiction: A Conversation with Christian Piatt

Recently I was the guest fool on Two Friars and a Fool, a (usually video) blog devoted to creating a deliberate environment of congenial, impassioned debates about all matters theological, or tangentially theological, or even adjacent to theology when viewed from a certain angle and with the benefit of an irresponsible blood-alcohol level.  Hosts Nick Larson [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer on Art, Music, Irony, and Satire


Join Amy, Andy and Christian on the Piatt back porch in the latest Homebrewed Christianity Culture Cast.  With Jess the intern and Philip the Page matriculating to something better, it’s just the three stooges holding down the fort. This show features an interview with artist, author, film director, theologian, and all-around badass, Frank Schaeffer. He [Read More...]

Women’s Rights, Immigration, Slavery, Martyrdom: Pentecost and Liberation


I’ve always loved Pentecost. I’m not entirely sure why, but the Pentecost story in the Book of Acts always resonated with me. There are these followers of Jesus, now alone and without his guidance. They’re being persecuted, and they’re more than a little discouraged about what to do. Then this violent wind-like spirit blows in, [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Badass Jesus” Edition

See, it only looks like a fair contest until Jesus pulls that "Over the Top" move Stallone does and then...BAM.

Taking a departure from heinous church signs today to delve into the disturbingly rich landscape of badass Jesus iconography. Like them, or Jesus will personally rip you in half. [Read more...]

Breckenridge Bourbon (Angel’s Share Podcast#7)


In today’s show, Patrick and Christian take a virtual trip to Colorado by tasting Breckenridge Bourbon and discuss Christian’s 1st home-brew, a Pale Ale called “Hop On Pop.”   Also learn the meaning behind Angel’s Share (if you don’t already know!), which American maker ships their whiskey to age near the sea and how to nose [Read More...]

Sacrament as Subversion


I have long been intrigued by the concept of Jesus being the third way; offering something different than the church and secular culture. As I learned different interpretations of the crucifixion, I became preoccupied by nonviolent activism and responding to aggression with nonviolent resistance. My latest questions revolve around sacrament. What makes a sacrament? What [Read More...]

Ten free Blood Doctrine Books – Claim Yours

Blood doctrine cover

For the next couple of weeks, we’re running a giveaway on Goodreads. Click the button in the widget below if you’re on Goodreads and be entered to win a free copy of my novel, Blood Doctrine. Can be any e-book format you like, or we will mail a hard copy. Part of the goal is [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Cow Gang” Edition

Certainly no gang member could be offended to be compared to a lazy, dumb, fat, shiftless cow, right? RIGHT???

I once came up on a cow gang. They was like, “Yo, gimme all your milk, biped,” and I was all “TIP.” That was the end of that. [Read more...]

F-Bombs, Baptized by Palin, Sad ‘Ole Sterling


Amy starts the show off by talking about F-Bombs left and right. In the echo chamber, the crew discusses Sarah Palin’s recent statement at an NRA rally that waterboarding is how Americans would “baptize” terrorists, were she in charge. This leads into a discussion on the death of Christian hegemony and whether or not labels can (or [Read More...]