What are your BANNED QUESTIONS about Christians?

I’m working on the proposal for book three in the BANNED QUESTIONS series, BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTIANS, and I need your help. Check out this survey I created to allow anyone to add their own question, and then vote on their favorites. This list will be very influential in helping decide which questions make it [Read More...]

Cursed with perfect memory

My son, Mattias, started second grade last week. He wears a uniform of khakis and polo shirts to school, and on Wednesdays, he wears a button-up shirt and tie. He looks like a little Alex P. Keaton, the aspiring young Republican from Family Ties. This morning he was stirring his Rice Krispies with his index [Read More...]

BANNED in Brentwood, MO

The good folks of Brentwood Christian Church (DOC) and National Avenue Christian Church (DOC) in Springfield, MO brought me out in summer 2011 to share a little bit about my own faith story, how the BANNED QUESTIONS book series came about and how I see the books fitting into the current conversations about faith, the [Read More...]

Nailing Down the Nature of Sin

A group at our church has been going through BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE, and the question we took on last Wednesday led to a great discussion, but one that left me wondering: Are some sins worse or better than others? Most of the responses leaned toward “yes,” but that wasn’t the interesting part. When [Read More...]

Stuff my son says

By Christian Piatt To say my son is a wellspring of quotable quotes would be playing down his uniqueness of word choice. In fact, he’s such a great source of material that I’ve written two books about him so far. The first book, called PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, is [Read More...]

An anti-emergent manifesto & my response

In my previous blog post, I laid out Kevin DeYoung’s (co-author of Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)) criteria for being an emergent Christian.I’m not sure why exactly he compiled this list, other than to help promote his anti-emergent book. But I found the whole list very entertaining. And a lot [Read More...]

You might be emergent if…

If there’s one thing emergent Christians can’t stand, it’s being categorized, or worse, stereotyped. It kinda goes against the whole idea that the emergent movement can’t be nailed down, quantified, etc. The funny thing is, most folks who are emergent would deny it if asked, not out of shame, but rather out of principle. It’s [Read More...]

Interview with Christian Piatt – Crazy Liberals…and Conservatives

    Here’s an interview I did recently with Zachary Bailes of the website, “Crazy Liberals…and Conservatives.” We talked about the State of the Christian Left and much that faces organized religion in a challenging century ahead. Listen as I interview Christian Piatt author of Banned Questions About the Bible and forthcoming book Banned Questions About Jesus.We discuss the power [Read More...]