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…]

Two Friars, a Fool, a Book and a Beer

Many thanks to Two Friars and a Fool for sharing their own thoughts on BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE. These guys are an unruly band of theologians who enjoy pub-style discourse over all things faith-related. When they asked me to share something about the new book for their forum, I was naturally happy to oblige. [Read More…]

Book offers answers to “Banned” Biblical Questions

By LORETTA SWORD | lroettas@chieftain.com Local author and musical pastor Christian Piatt’s latest book delivers answers to questions many Christians likely have pondered but never asked anyone aloud. “Banned Questions about the Bible” shares responses from more than a dozen contributors — a recovering consumer, a religious satirist and a seminary president among them — [Read More…]

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…]

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…]