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December 06, 2013
Looking Where Prophets Point
I will be concluding my Heretic's Guide to the Bible weekly online study at the...
December 04, 2013
Gareth Higgins on Peace, Politics, and Our Nation’s ‘Cinematic States’
Lots of people like movies; Gareth Higgins loves movies. But the founding director of the Wild Goose...
December 03, 2013
Following Up on the Mefferd/Driscoll Interview and My Blog Post
Never, in my wildest imagination, did I think that the thing I'd get the most...
December 01, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Grandpa Ape” Edition
In honor of World AIDS Day, we have a particularly gay array of signage today....
November 27, 2013
Mark Driscoll’s Plagiarism Witch Hunt
Read a follow-up to this piece HERE. Yes, I know it is Thanksgiving. So maybe...
November 26, 2013
Serving Two Masters: When Church and Justice Don’t Agree
Methodist minister Rev. Frank Schaefer (not to be confused with Frank Schaeffer) has come up against...
November 22, 2013
Banned Questions About Christians: The Contributors
I am excited about, and very proud of, the coming release of the third book...
November 20, 2013
It’s Not What it Looks Like!
(Special thanks to my wife, Rev. Amy Piatt, for her collaboration on this entry with...
November 19, 2013
Banned Questions About Christians: The Questions
I'm excited to announce that my next book in the Banned Questions book series, "Banned Questions About...
November 06, 2013
Having the Faith to Fail
The following is excerpted from my weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible study. To...
November 03, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Jesus, Not Boobs” Edition
The best thing about putting a church billboard just below an ad for a strip...
November 01, 2013
Banned Questions VIDEO Series
I've been working with videographer Gregg Brekke on a series of videos related to the...
October 29, 2013
Show Your Cheeks for Jesus!
This is excerpted from the larger weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible Study. To read...
October 25, 2013
Ten Reasons I post Lists
Every once in a blue moon, I get asked why so many of my blog...
October 22, 2013
FCC Portland’s Beer and Hymns on National Public Radio
UPDATE: NPR Executive Producers have pushed the Beer and Hymns story to next Sunday, November...
October 20, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Hell Ain’t Cool” Edition
Know what I like best about being a Christian? Never being wrong. About anything. Ever....
October 18, 2013
The “Jesus Test”
Not all Christians are a-holes, and not all a-holes are Christians. But lots of folks,...
October 17, 2013
The “Those Christians” Test
No, this isn't a test to see if you're me. And it's not even a...
October 12, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Scumbags Welcome” Edition
I was once told I was an abomination, but I totally misunderstood. I thought that...
October 07, 2013
The Gospel of “Breaking Bad”
This is part of the weekly Bible study, called A Heretic's Guide to the Bible....
October 06, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Devil’s Done Got You” Edition
If God had had a mullet, I'm pretty sure it would look kinda like that...
October 04, 2013
What is the CANA Initiative? An Interview with McLaren, Spellers and Pagitt
I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people within mainline Christian churches note that,...
September 30, 2013
When Ministers Get Honest About Doubt
Following is excerpted from my larger weekly Bible Study, called Heretic's Guide to the Bible....
September 23, 2013
Rich People Suck (Heretic’s Guide Reflection for 9/29/13)
This is part of the weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible study series. To read...
September 19, 2013
Five Things that are Holding Christianity Back
I'm often asked about what trends I see within Christianity, both good and bad. So...
September 17, 2013
postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?
Excited to share the cover of my upcoming book with Jericho Books, called postChristian: What's...
September 17, 2013
Talking Sex with a Married Catholic Priest
It’s not every day you meet a practicing priest in the Catholic Church who is...
September 17, 2013
Mutual Interest is Self-Interest (Reflection on the Parable of the Money Manager – Luke 14)
Following is a reflection that is part of my larger weekly Heretic's Guide to the...
September 11, 2013
The Pastor vs the Killer Bees
My wife Rev. Amy, decided she was going to become an bee assassin. Her outfit...
September 07, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Sleep With Your Mother” Edition
Know what's awesome? Not sleeping with your mom, that's what.
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