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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...
November 30, 2011
Finding Good in College Sports Sex Scandals
First Penn State coaches are embroiled in sexual abuse scandal, and now Syracuse. I'll spare...
November 25, 2011
Preacher or False Prophet?
My first job in a church was as a music minister. I loved the senior...
November 22, 2011
Jesus’ Moment of Atheism
I’ve been working my way through Peter Rollins’ new book, Insurrection, when I came across...
November 17, 2011
We, the Pharisees
I was asked to read and reflect on a portion of Matt Woodley's new mediation...
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 15, 2011
When Legislating Morality Falls Short
I was doing my daily browsing of blogs, catching up on the news and opinions...
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...
November 03, 2011
The Eerie Efficiency of Disney
This picture, capping day three of theme park bliss, pretty much says it all. Almost,...
October 28, 2011
Colonial Barriers in Seminary Education
I'm glad to see the conversation taking place in the Patheos forum about whether Seminary...
October 21, 2011
Parting Thoughts from Soularize
I came a little bit late to the game. This was my first Soularize event,...
October 10, 2011
From Prosperity Gospel to Disparity Gospel?
I'm not going to spend too much time or energy expressing my disdain for Prosperity...
October 08, 2011
Sex is Dirty; Save It for Marriage
Three generations of women in my family left the house this morning for a women's...
September 29, 2011
Would You Change?
We play a lot of "secular" songs in our worship services ta Milagro. I use...
September 28, 2011
Trolls, Avatars and the Convertible Effect
I remember when I first learned about the atrocities of the Holocaust in school. I...
September 24, 2011
Rob Bell Leaves Mars Hill: Bad Idea?
When Rob Bell, a bestselling author and pastor of one of the most prominent churches...
September 15, 2011
A Greeting Message for Dallas Event
I'm excited abut heading to an event in Dallas at the end of the month....
September 09, 2011
Is Postmodern Christianity Dead?
Some people find great pleasure in being the first to claim the death of the...
September 06, 2011
System Failure: Reflections on RAISED RIGHT
System Failure By Christian Piatt There are plenty of criticisms offered against today’s American youth...
September 05, 2011
Distance makes the heart grow harder
I was turning into the parking lot of the pharmacy this morning when I had...
August 31, 2011
Point of Grace cheapens the word “Grace”
A church called Point of Grace in Iowa that was renting off-site office space to...
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 29, 2011
When We Were Ten (Spoken Word – Video)
Kick-off of my first keynote at the School for Congregational Learning in Des Moines, Iowa...
August 22, 2011
Why young adults avoid church (part 2 of 2)
I was asked in a workshop I led recently on young adult spirituality about what...
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 19, 2011
Why Young Adults Avoid Church (Part 1 of 2)
My grandparents were farmers in west Texas much of their lives. They told stories of...
August 18, 2011
THE NINES: Vote for your favorite speakers
Got this groovy widget that allows me to share this list on my blog. Pretty...
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