Which is it? Eye for an Eye or Turn the Other Cheek? (BANNED QUESTIONS)

How do we reconcile the Old Testament command for vengeance (eye for an eye) with Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek and love our enemies? (Order BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE, now available at Chalice Press and other booksellers.) Becky Garrison: Our hatred of the “other” is nothing new. At the time of Jesus’ [Read More...]

BANNED QUESTION: Are some sins worse or better than others?

Are some sins worse or better than others? (From the book, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE by Chalice Press, edited by Christian Piatt. Order either BANNED QUESTIONS book on the Chalice Press website during the month of March, enter the promotional code “BANNEDMAR” at checkout and receive a 40% discount.) Nadia Bolz-Weber: It’s important to [Read More...]

BANNED QUESTION: Should a Biblical Hell be Taken Literally?

The following is a passage from the book, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE. Visit Chalice Press, order the BANNED QUESTIONS books online or by phone and use the promotional code “BANNEDMAR” for a 40% discount. Hell, Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, and Tartarus are all labeled as “Hell.” By most Christians. Are they really the same? Are [Read More...]

My radio interview: Why alternative media matters

This is a recording of an radio show I did on KCSJ 590 AM with Randy Thurston for his show, “Pueblo Now.” We discussed the need for alternative media for a community and how consumers figure out what agenda lies behind a media outlet. Click on the link below to hear the show on my [Read More...]

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality?

From the upcoming book, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE. Order sets of five copies at Chalice Press, enter the promotional code “BANNEDQ5″ at checkout and get 40% all five books. What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Christian Piatt: Perhaps nothing sparks more heated debate over scripture than the Biblical position on homosexuality. First [Read More...]

Video: BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE

Dig the video I made about my upcoming book, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE: [Read more...]

Love Wins: A God of grace for all

I was psyched when Jarrod McKenna, one of the contributors to the forthcoming BANNED QUESTIONS book series, told me her had an interview of Rob Bell appearing on ABC Australia’s news site about Rob’s new book, LOVE WINS: Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person who Ever Lived. My initial excitement had to do [Read More...]

Deconstructing Pueblo’s inferiority complex

Deconstructing Pueblo’s inferiority complex By Christian Piatt (Originally printed in PULP) If I had but one wish for our community in the new year, it would be to eliminate the qualifier “for Pueblo” from our collective vocabulary. I went downtown a few weeks ago to hear a screaming jazz ensemble with my friend Barclay Moffitt, [Read More...]

The flaws of biblically-based sex education

The flaws of biblically-based sex education (Originally published in PULP) It’s no shock that teen pregnancy and other related issues are a big problem in this community. It’s been that way for a long time. Various people have offered ideas about why this is and what to do about it, but little ever changes. Children [Read More...]

BANNED QUESTION #2: Aren’t women treated badly in the Bible?

I’ve added a new podcast related to the BANNED QUESTIONS book series. This podcast deals with the following question: Aren’t women treated poorly throughout the bible? Why would any intelligent modern woman today even want to read the bible? (CLICK HERE): Christian Piatt Author Podcast You can still get the 40% “author” discount on pre-orders [Read More...]