Anti-Gay Pastor’s Grindr Account Revealed


Doing emotional, social and spiritual damage in God’s name is a problem in and of itself. Actively attacking the LGBTQ community while you’re secretly a part of it is a whole new level of low. Pastor Matt Makela, who served at St. John’s Lutheran Church, was vocal and active in condemning gays, lesbians and transgenders, [Read More...]

The Real Reason Christianity is Still in Decline


The most recent Pew forum study, which show that numbers of people identifying with any brand of Christianity is still in decline, should surprise no one. But as is the case any time such a study comes out, Christians are looking for reasons why. By now we know a lot of the basic reasons: people are [Read More...]

Was Jesus Crazy (and Are We For Following Him)?


C.S. Lewis is known for many things, but one of his statements about Jesus in particular has stuck with me. He says that either Jesus was who he said he was, or he was a madman. But what if he was a little of both? And if so, what does that make us for following him? [Read More...]

Five Problems With Christian Evangelism (and What to Do Instead)


Most of us can agree that Christians have a bit of a PR problem in contemporary western culture. Part of that comes from the scandals the media love to feed on like a carcass any time one emerges. But another is because we leave so many with a bitter taste in their mouths with our [Read More...]

Something to Like, Believe and FEAR (CultureCast LIVE, Pt. 2 of 2)


Be afraid…be very afraid… No, wait. Don’t do that. That’s Amy Piatt’s job. How about just checking out part two of the awesome LIVE Homebrewed CultureCast instead? We dispensed with all the serious stuff in the first half (if you didn’t check that out yet, CLICK HERE), so now it’s time for a new segment, [Read More...]

Do Buddhism and Quantum Theory Support the Idea of Original Sin?


Generally, I’ve rejected the doctrine of Original Sin (the idea that we’re all burdened with the mark of sin passed down since the fall from Grace for which Adam and Eve were responsible), but believe it or not, it was a non-religious show on NPR that got me thinking about it again. I was listening [Read More...]

How to Sue Every Gay Person On the Planet

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If you’ve been wondering how one would go about filing a federal lawsuit against hundreds of millions of gay and lesbian people in every nation on earth at once for “breaking religious and moral laws,” look no further that Sylvia Ann Driskell (different than Mark Driscoll, mind you) in Omaha, Nebraska. She’s got it figured [Read More...]

THE SHACK: How a Christmas Gift Turned Into a 20-Million-Book Bestseller

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See Wm. Paul Young, author of “The Shack” live in Seattle and Portland May 16th and 17th, along with Reba Riley and Christian Piatt. For more, visit Most people have heard of Wm. Paul Young’s first novel, THE SHACK. Some may even know that it went on to sell more than 20 million copies, [Read More...]

Texas Takeovers to Criminalized Christianity: When Facts No Longer Matter


I had to check my calendar to make sure I wasn’t a month off when I read the headline on NPR’s website that read: “Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover.” Surely it has to be April Fool’s Day all over again. But it’s real. As is common practice, the federal government [Read More...]

CultureCast LIVE (pt. 1 of 2): Chalke, Pagitt, Horse Feathers, Heatherlyn…and Beer


Are you sitting down? Good, cause this show is pretty sure to rock your shorts clean off. And if you’re at a coffeeshop, goofing off at work or the like that could be a little awkward. But Christian, you ask, pray tell why this show would rock me out of my clothes more so than [Read More...]