Early Praise for “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

Christian Piatt reading from his book, "postChristian," at the Wild Goose Festival in June 2014.

With just over a month to go before publication, I’m getting really excited to share my next book with Jericho/Hachette, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with the world. It’s receiving some strong early praise, including from Publishers Weekly, which says the book is, “expert at deconstructing false precepts, false practices, [Read More...]

CANA Initiative: A New “Network of Networks” (Philip Clayton)

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I’m very pleased to introduce Philip Clayton, an associate of mine who will be offering some guest blogs on some topics interest we have in common: PostChristian culture, postmodern theology, and the trajectory of faith in the 21st century. Philip Clayton is the Ingraham Professor of Theology at Claremont School of Theology. Clayton earned a [Read More...]

25 Books Every Christian Should Read (Readers’ Results)

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I invited my readers to contribute to a list of books they felt every Christian should read. Yes, the Bible is not on here, as I felt that one was kind of obvious and goes without saying. So if you’re a Christian and haven’t read the Bible, find a good companion study guide and start [Read More...]

What is the CANA Initiative? An Interview with McLaren, Spellers and Pagitt

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I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people within mainline Christian churches note that, though they don’t embrace all of the theological positions of their evangelical sisters and brothers, they are impressed by their aptitude for organizing and affecting change on a large scale. At the same time, I see thousands converge at festivals [Read More...]

Animate.Faith: A Review

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(Following is a guest post by Andy Campbell, blogger at The Crooked Mouth and professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.) When I worked as a college minister, and later a pastor for small groups at a large suburban church, I slogged through my fair share of DVD-based group curricula. Some were good, most were not. They [Read More...]

New “Hellbound?” Movie Challenges the Prospect of Hell

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Apologies folks, but the review has been pulled for the moment. To be released in its entirety closer to the premier of the movie in September. For now, please check out the trailer Hellbound Trailer Theatrical Vimeo from Kevin Miller on Vimeo. Find other deets on the film at www.hellboundthemovie.com. [Read more...]

An Ironic Problem for “Occupy Wall Street”

I’ll start by saying I agree with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, at least in principal. Anyone willing to take the time and effort to stand nonviolent against systems that oppress on behalf of the marginalized has some merit. That said, I, like many others, am a little baffled by the intent of the movement. [Read More...]

Doing a new thing

Okay, so I copped a bit of scripture from Isaiah for the blog title. But it kind of fits. Although my blog is the same content-wise, it’s now hosted, as of today, on Patheos. I’ve been working with Deborah Arca, the Progressive Christian editor at Patheos, for a couple of week on the move, and [Read More...]


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