Did Jesus Really Die for Our Sins?

One of the most pivotal concepts in contemporary Christianity has to do with whether Jesus died for the sins of humanity. For many, this is a central tenet of their Christian faith; for others, the very idea that a God would require the spilling of blood — let alone that of his son — to [Read More...]

Soularize, Day Two

It’s a good thing that Soularize, the missional ministry gathering going on this week in San Diego, is only three days long. I don’t think I could handle more than that. And I mean that in a good way. More important than any of the talks, workshops and the like has been the opportunity to [Read More...]

Eddie Izzard on Biblical Literalism (Explicit)

I’ve long been a big fan of comedian Eddie Izzard. In this video he has some fun with a couple of the more well-known stories of the Bible like the creation of the universe and Noah’s Ark. He uses humor to show the difficulty of maintaining a belief in Biblical literalism. A good reminder not [Read More...]

A Greeting Message for Dallas Event

I’m excited abut heading to an event in Dallas at the end of the month. East Dallas Christian Church is bringing me for a pub night on September 27th at the Bryan St Tavern with special music guests, HOYOTOHO. The next night we’ll be at the church for another gathering where we’ll wrestle with all [Read More...]

What Does the Bible Really Say About Parenting?

by Christian Piatt (Originally published on the Huffington Post) I was reading Rob Bell’s book, “Love Wins” recently, when I came across one of his early arguments for a broader look at salvation. He suggests that, if the notion some maintain about the risks of eternal damnation are real, the most compassionate thing to do [Read More...]

Point of Grace cheapens the word “Grace”

A church called Point of Grace in Iowa that was renting off-site office space to a day care center has taken a rather radical turn. Ironically, it appears they’re offering anything but grace to those who toe the moral line. The Church administration that owned the property abruptly called staff and parents of Happy Time [Read More...]

Boat Builders or Jesus Followers? (Video)

First of two keynotes I offered at the Upper Midwest DOC Region’s School for Congregational Learning in Des Moines, Iowa in August, 2011. The title of the message is “Boat Builders or Jesus Followers?” [Read more...]

When We Were Ten (Spoken Word – Video)

Kick-off of my first keynote at the School for Congregational Learning in Des Moines, Iowa in August, 2011. [Read more...]


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