Letter From a “Demon Possessed” Woman

It’s interesting how certain patterns emerge in our lives sometimes. Part of it, I expect, has more to do with awareness than actual coincidence, like when I start seeing blue Pruises (Prii?) everywhere after buying one. Yesterday I got a book in the mail called Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment by [Read More...]

Resurrection: Bending Toward Love

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Lots of folks love preaching about the risen Christ on Easter Sunday without talking about what he went through to get there. It’s a bad habit we Protestants have, but plenty of us skip right over Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to Easter. Part of this is because we don’t like to have to deal [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Six

Claims based on personal experience?

Serving up your Sunday edition of really bad church signage. Church sign epic fails, part five Church sign epic fails, part four Church sign epic fails, part three More church sign epic fails Church sign epic fails [Read more...]

PregMANcy: The Video

This is a funny little trailer my son, Mattias, and I put together to tell folks about my new memoir on fatherhood, family and faith called “PregMANcy: A Dad, A Little Dude and a Due Date.” For more info, visit my website at www.ChristianPiatt.com, or my publisher’s website at www.ChalicePress.com [Read more...]

A Minister’s Letter of Apology to Young Adults

I don’t usually post other people’s work on my own blog. But this conversation about “Why Young Adults Quit Church” has become much, much bigger than my handful of articles I wrote to add my two cents. In addition to media in the Midwest and even Australia picking up on them, other writers are beginning [Read More...]

“GET OUT”: Rick Santorum’s Christian Exceptionalism

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On March 19th, Rick Santorum was canvassing Louisiana in an attempt to woo voters when he accepted an invitation to speak at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. He was introduced by Pastor Dennis E. Terry who delivered what has since become an infamous sermon as an introduction for Santorum. There are so many [Read More...]

You Might Be an Emergent Christian If…

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I’m working on wrangling the final submissions for book three in the Banned Questions series, which will be Banned Questions About Christians. It’s funny because sometimes the seemingly easiest questions are the ones that respondents struggle with the most. Case in point: I got an email from Carol Howard Merritt today, who is writing for [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins: The Atheist Martin Luther

religion for atheists

As further evidence that atheists are as diverse as their faithful counterpart, Alain De Botton has penned a controversial new book called Religion for Atheists. And not surprising, he’s gotten no small amount of push- back from the atheist community for his work. He’s hardly the first to write a book examining the value of [Read More...]

Critiques of the “Blue Like Jazz” Movie and My Thoughts

I should recognize up front that I can hardly be considered a neutral party with respect to the Blue Like Jazz movie. First, I got to see a screening of a rough cut a few months ago, and then sit in on a podcast interview with Steve Taylor, the film’s director. I also got to [Read More...]

Our Free “Blue Like Jazz” E-Book Guide

Cover for our new Blue Like Jazz movie guide

Amy and were asked to write a short study guide to accompany the upcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. The e-book will be distributed to anyone who wants a copy for free. We’re excited and honored to be a part of this, and it’s my hope that the e-book will help individuals and small groups who [Read More...]


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