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...]

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...]

BANNED discount and BIG endorsements

Thanks much to everyone who has pre-ordered either/both of the BANNED QUESTIONS books. Sales are very good so far! And just as a reminder, you can still get 40% off of unlimited copies of both books (same discount Chalice Press authors get) from now through February 28th. Just go to, search for the BANNED [Read More...]

NEW PODCAST: Banned Question #1

This podcast explores the first question presented in the forthcoming book, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE: Can I be a Christian if I don’t believe the Bible is perfect, handed down directly from God to humanity without error? To receive a 40% discount on pre-orders of both upcoming Banned Questions books, visit, keyword search [Read More...]

BANNED QUESTIONS 40% discount and other stuff

I’m happy to let you know that both BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS are available for pre-order on Chalice Press’ website. The BIBLE book will be shipped later next month, and the JESUS book in June. Here’s a link to both books on the Chalice site: You can also [Read More...]

VOTE on the cover design for my new book series

My publisher and I are hung up on a pair of designs for the BANNED QUESTIONS book series coming out next year, and we need your help. Take a second to check out the two different design options we have for the books and cast your vote for the one you like best: Thanks, [Read More...]

My new BANNED QUESTIONS book series

Chalice Press has just approved the first two titles in my new book series: “Banned Questions about the Bible” and “Banned Questions about Jesus.”

Join the new group on Facebook and propose your own questions. They just might make their way into one of the books! [Read more...]