Church Sign Epic Fails, “No Explanations” Edition

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When I was a kid, I’d always ask “why?” about everything. Thankfully, church cured me of that! [Read more...]

How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life

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I was asked to contribute a chapter to a new book called “Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels.” The volume, an edited compilation put together by Cathleen Falsani and Jennifer Grant, takes on many of the weird texts in scripture that we either [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Darwin vs. Jesus” Edition

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Darwin was pretty certain, what with the huge body of evidence behind him, he’d win the arm wrestling contest for sure. But then Jesus pulled that “Over the Top” move and BAM, totally kicked his ass. Sorry, millions of years of evidence. Christian Piatt is the author of “postChristian: What’s Left? Can we fix it? [Read More...]

Los Angeles Has Been postChristian-ized

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It’s official: the postChristian tour has left it’s mark on the City of Angels. We started this leg of the tour at Chapman University, where I shared a chapel sermon and a book talk at their AMAZING interfaith center. It’s legitimately one of the most inspiring spaces in which I’ve ever been a part of a [Read More...]

Is Capitalism Un-Biblical?

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I teach a weekly Sunday School class at our church. Usually we take a question each week from my “Banned Questions” book series and talk about it. But this past week was different. I simply couldn’t sit through half of a day in a context of discipleship and worship and not talk about the Michael [Read More...]

The Greatest Commandment: Further Evidence Jesus was a Radical Subversive

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I was asked today how, with all of the crazy stories in the Bible, we ever begin to use that same collection of stories, poems, historical accounts and laws to really discern what God wants. Good question. First, I think we have to consider how we understand God, and therefore, the Bible. For me, I [Read More...]

Five Reasons post-Christianity is Good for Us

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Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Christianity is in decline in the western world by all accounts. From progressive mainline churches to evangelical mega-churches, most institutional religious bodies are experiencing precipitous drops in attendance and giving. Meanwhile, the Christian voice in the civil and political conversations is also giving way to other perspectives, [Read More...]

God Isn’t Punishing Mark Driscoll

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This week has been a rough one for Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Following one scandal after another, the Acts 29 Network – which he helped found – removed his standing and his church’s standing within the network. They also encouraged him to step down as the leader of Mars Hill. [Read More...]


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