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July 10, 2012
Nine (Final) Christian Cliches to Avoid
To learn about Christian Piatt's new project, "A**hole Christian Survival Guide," and to pre-order your...
March 03, 2012
Is God Dead?
There was a movement back in the 1960s that many of us have only read...
February 25, 2012
John Piper Hates on Gays via Twitter
It's bad enough when Christians sit silently by while LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...
February 08, 2012
Examining John Piper’s “Masculine Christianity”
I really want to give people like John Piper the benefit of the doubt. Given...
February 06, 2012
Shedding Blood in God’s Name
I'll admit I'm a sucker for stories about the malleability of human morality. From the...
January 13, 2012
Hating Religion, Loving Jesus: A Well-Meaning False Dichotomy
This week has seen a new viral sensation take over our computer screens. A spoken...
January 10, 2012
None is Saved While One Still Suffers
For some, the central message of Christianity is about personal salvation. What it is exactly...
December 16, 2011
Christians, Take Up Your Mats and Walk
There’s an old joke that speaks directly to one of the biggest issues holding back...
December 06, 2011
Advent Blog Challenge & Free Gift
As most of you know, I have my blog hosted at Patheos, a wonderful interfaith...
December 02, 2011
Soundgarden, John Mayer, Bowling Alleys and Advent
My eight-year-old son, Mattias, just recently had his eighth birthday, complete with a magician, bunnies,...
November 22, 2011
Jesus’ Moment of Atheism
I’ve been working my way through Peter Rollins’ new book, Insurrection, when I came across...
November 16, 2011
A Talk with “BLUE LIKE JAZZ” Film Director Steve Taylor
While I was at Soularize in San Diego, Amy and I had the chance to...
November 14, 2011
Be A Man: Ethical Responses to Violence
I wonder, both as a parent and a follower of the way of Jesus, how...
November 10, 2011
PODCAST: All Things Christian and Taboo
A while back I did an interview with Cliff Zier and Roger Noriega from NDB...
November 09, 2011
When You Say “Sin,” What Do You Mean?
I wrote a piece recently that appeared on the Red Letter Christians site, and the...
November 08, 2011
What Are Your “Banned Questions” About Christians?
I've really enjoyed working the last couple of years on a new book series called...
November 07, 2011
Protestant Thoughts on the New Catholic Mass
Not being a Catholic, all of the headlines about the upcoming changes to the Church's...
October 17, 2011
Jesus Needs a Background Check
As I pulled in to church this morning I saw the sign in this photo...
October 02, 2011
Considering the options, I’ll take suffering
I write this knowing well that someone older than I am likely will post some...
August 30, 2011
Boat Builders or Jesus Followers? (Video)
First of two keynotes I offered at the Upper Midwest DOC Region's School for Congregational...
August 24, 2011
Meeting Jesus’ Doppelganger
Hollywood has done a lot to tarnish the reputation of Jews in popular culture when...
August 20, 2011
What are your BANNED QUESTIONS about Christians?
I'm working on the proposal for book three in the BANNED QUESTIONS series, BANNED QUESTIONS...
August 16, 2011
BANNED in Brentwood, MO
The good folks of Brentwood Christian Church (DOC) and National Avenue Christian Church (DOC) in...
June 22, 2011
Evangelism, Missional Church & God’s Sense of Humor
A little more than twenty years ago, I walked out of a church for what...
January 19, 2011
BANNED QUESTIONS 40% discount and other stuff
I'm happy to let you know that both BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED...
November 15, 2010
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...
June 26, 2010
Chieftain article about my books with Chalice Press
WHERE'S THE FAITH ? New series of books tackles questions, issues that challenge young Christians...
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