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May 27, 2015
Worshipping the Chains that Enslave Us
My dog is weird. She's great, actually, but she's also weird. We can't say the...
May 13, 2015
Was Jesus Crazy (and Are We For Following Him)?
C.S. Lewis is known for many things, but one of his statements about Jesus in...
April 15, 2015
Five Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism
Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past? This is a possibility that's been haunting me...
March 30, 2015
Fifty Shades of God: Does Easter Week Affirm Our Violent Desires?
(Join Christian in his year-long quest to better understand what we mean when we claim...
March 03, 2015
Five Reasons Saying “The Bible Clearly States” is Dangerous (and Un-Christian)
Most of my life, I've heard people preface some sort of argument they want to...
February 25, 2015
Repenting Doesn’t Mean Feeling Like Crap About Yourself
We've all heard the sidewalk preachers and TV Evangelists quoting the Gospels, telling us to...
February 14, 2015
The Gospel of Mark as a Manifesto of Political and Religious Defiance
I'm starting to think that Che Guevara and the Jesus of the Gospel according to...
February 07, 2015
WWCAD: What Would Christian Anarchists Do?
It's a rainy, graciously lazy Saturday in Portland. A perfect time to dive into the...
February 06, 2015
Jesus Wouldn’t Do Lists (But I do)
Anyone who knows me very well can tell you I'm pretty intense about things. When...
December 23, 2014
Five Ways I Suck at Following Jesus #MyJesusProject
As you may know by now, I'm starting a new project (ramping up now, starting...
December 10, 2014
Disarming Scripture: Derek Flood tackles the problem of violence in the Bible
Derek Flood's new book Disarming Scripture has just been released this month, and has already...
December 09, 2014
Jesus Can’t Breathe: a Spiritual Problem That Begs a Spiritual Response
My friend, Peter Heltzel, and a cohort of some 75 faith leaders in New York...
November 11, 2014
Jesus Exercised His “Right to Die.”
“You know what, it's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger than you, if...
August 12, 2014
Five Reasons post-Christianity is Good for Us
Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Christianity is in decline in the western...
August 11, 2014
postChristian: The Foreword
Following is the foreword pulled from my book, "postChristian: What's left? Can we fix it?...
July 15, 2014
Fence-Sitters and Boundary-Pushers: A Postmodern Reflection
My mom always loved gardening, but rarely had time for it in our two-career household....
July 12, 2014
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
Jesus talks to me, pretty much every day. No, I don't mean he speaks to...
April 17, 2014
Blood Doctrine: Prologue
A video reading of the prologue from BLOOD DOCTRINE, my debut novel, coming out May...
May 08, 2013
Jesus in Space (Video Run-Down for Sunday, May 12th)
April 21, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Monster of Hell” Edition
When I told the pastor near my house I was taking a picture of his...
April 17, 2013
Are You a (hu)Man or a Sheep? (Heretic’s Guide for April 21, 2013)
Should I be insulted when the Bible calls me a sheep? What is Peter doing...
March 01, 2013
VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Surgically Altered” Edition
Hang on to your junk, folks. This one might sting a little... Church Sign...
February 17, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition
I got a visit from my pastor recently asking me to give more. Then it...
February 10, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition
I've heard Christians talk about "end times" my whole life, but it hasn't happened yet....
February 09, 2013
VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition
Why video? Because sometimes reading can make your brain really hurt! Let me break it...
December 20, 2012
Rev. Richard Land: Greatest Commandment Justifies Deadly Force
I know this sounds strange, but my feelings about guns is pretty similar to how...
December 08, 2012
Christianity: Philosophy or Religion?
Short answer: Yes. It's both. Now, if you'd consider a little more detail... Conservative pundit...
December 04, 2012
If Jesus Came to Westboro Baptist
A friend of mine named Jason shared this with me. Thought it was too good...
November 16, 2012
Why Blood Atonement Theology Weakens God
I wrote a piece about communion recently, called "What Does Communion Mean Without Atonement?" which...
October 26, 2012
Five New Christian Cliches to Avoid
To learn about Christian Piatt's new project, "A**hole Christian Survival Guide," and to pre-order your...
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