No More “Far Away” and Belly Button Death

This is a different Homebrewed CultureCast show this week. First of all, apologies for the delay in release, as Amy and I (Christian) had to make an emergency trip to be with Papa Russ while he died. You’ll hear more about it in the show, actually. It’s a somewhat shorter and differently structured episode this [Read More…]

Daddy, What Does a Dead Body Look Like?

We got the call Thursday night and were on a plane from Portland to New Mexico Friday morning. Papa was dying and we needed to come soon to help care for him and say our goodbyes. Cancer was everywhere: in his bones, his one remaining kidney and other organs throughout his frail body. My six-year-old [Read More…]

The Heart of All Anxiety: Fear of Loss

I got emails from my mom and uncle about Nana, my last living grandparent. The news isn’t great. She’s struggled with dementia for some years now and hasn’t recognized me the last several times I’ve seen her. But while her mind has been betraying her for a while, it’s her health now that seems to [Read More…]

Attending Your Own Funeral

I’ve been writing this week about inspired vision and embracing radical change even in the face of the death of present systems. But the experience is different when applying the same principles to our own lives. The following is taken from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy, due out in a few weeks. The setting is about [Read More…]

Can Christians Ever Cheer for Death?

Can people of faith cheer for death? Smells Like Sprit By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead. Or something like that. News spread like a Pueblo West brushfire that Osama Bin Laden, America’s longtime Public Enemy Number One, had been killed in a firefight with Delta Force and [Read More…]

My new video: Where do we go when we die?

check out my new video, titled “Where do we go when we die?” I produced this after a woman at church asked me this question, which then stuck with me for days afterward. [Read more…]

NEW PODCAST: Time, Death and the Brain

I just posted my new podcast, “Time, Death and the Brain”
Let me know what you think.
Christian [Read more…]