Banned Questions VIDEO Series

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I’ve been working with videographer Gregg Brekke on a series of videos related to the Banned Questions books. The books include: Banned Questions About the Bible Banned Questions About Jesus Banned Questions About Christians (Dec 2013) Below is a preview of one of the videos in the series. So far, we have three complete and [Read More...]

Patheos CEO Leo Brunnick, Dental Drama & Playing Doctor (HBCultureCast)

This week we settle in with Patheos co-founder and CEO, Leo Brunnick to talk about how one goes about taking an idea sketched on a cocktail napkin to being one of the biggest interfaith websites in the world. Sadly, we got no leads on magic words or fairy dust; just lots of hard work and [Read More...]

My Heretical Q&A With Patheos Editor Deborah Arca

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(Deborah Arca, Book Club and Progressive Christian editor for Patheos, posted this interview with me on her Faith Forward blog.) This spring, Patheos launched its first “premium content” blog – a weekly bible study from popular progressive Christian author Christian Piatt. The new subscription blog, A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible, offers a weekly guided tour [Read More...]

Heretic’s Guide to the Bible: A Video Introduction

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Somewhere around the end of March or early April, 2013, I’m launching a new blog project in partnership with Patheos. If you’ve never read through the Bible but always wanted to (if it wasn’t so tedious, confusing and boring), or if you’re a pastor who needs a fresh, new take on the scripture in plain [Read More...]

Beautiful, Stupid Writing (Blog to Books) – Pt 3

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The Beautiful Stupidity of Writing (Part 1) More on the Beautiful Stupidity of Writing (Part 2) Oh, the blog. I get questions from aspiring writers all the time about blogging, like how to do it well, how to capitalize on social media, what it means to publishers and so on. Now, I blog nearly every [Read More...]

Advent Blog Challenge & Free Gift

As most of you know, I have my blog hosted at Patheos, a wonderful interfaith site for thinkers, writers, readers and activists to come together and wrestle with any number of faith-related topics. Recently, Deb Arca (our Progressive Christian Portal editor) and Tony Jones (a noted blogger for the same section) invited several of us [Read More...]

Be A Man: Ethical Responses to Violence

I wonder, both as a parent and a follower of the way of Jesus, how to even go about defining violence, and what my call as a Christian is – or for that matter, simply as a member of the human species – to do about it. I remember when I took wrestling in grade [Read More...]

Doing a new thing

Okay, so I copped a bit of scripture from Isaiah for the blog title. But it kind of fits. Although my blog is the same content-wise, it’s now hosted, as of today, on Patheos. I’ve been working with Deborah Arca, the Progressive Christian editor at Patheos, for a couple of week on the move, and [Read More...]


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