Witnessing God in a Bloody Face

When your three-year-old daughter walks into your room at 2:30 in the morning covered in blood, it’s pretty much enough to freak you out. Baby Zoe (I know she hardly qualifies as a baby at three, but that’s what she is, and always will be, to me) is my quiet, serene child. Anyone who has [Read More...]

The Nerd Gospel

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I have a number of identifiers on my various venues I write for and on my email signature: heretic, antagonist, father, son, instigator, pop culture junkie, theologian, social media guru, and so on. But one seems to resonate with folks more than any other: GOD NERD For some it’s just a funny juxtaposition of words. [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (part 2 of 2)

I posted part one yesterday of “Same Old Shit,” excerpted from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. Following is part two of this chapter, but in case you haven’t checked out the first half yet, read this first. “I have to wash my hands,” said Mattias. “They’re sticky [Read More...]

Same Old Sh*t (Part 1 of 2)

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My memoir on faith, family and fatherhood called [Read more...]

Top Christian Sterotypes of 2011

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This has been quite a year for Christians. Actually, it’s been more of a year of prominent Christian stereotypes, but they’ve been entertaining if nothing else. So I thought for my final post of the year that I might share my “favorite” Christian stereotypes of the year. The Glad-Handler Not to be mistaken for any [Read More...]

Baby Zoe reads “Olivia Helps With Christmas” (Video)

Part two in our four-chapter family storybook Christmas gift is our two-year-old, Zoe, reading her favorite story, “Olivia Helps With Christmas.” I’m biased but I think it’s pretty much the cutest stinkin’ thing I’ve ever seen. Merry Christmas! [Read more...]

The Reindeer Who Had Fear To Fly (Video): by Mattias Piatt

Each year we try to do something creative for Christmas. This year, we decided we’d all tell stories (yes, even Zoe). Mattias, who is eight, penned his own tale, called “The Reindeer Who Had Fear to Fly.” He also illustrated it and read it for the camera. Thought I’d share the final product with all [Read More...]

Who’s Your Daddy? (Excerpted from PregMANcy)

With less than two months until PregMANcy, my memoir on family, faith and fatherhood hits, I thought I’d start offering some sneaks peeks from time to time of the kinds of stories you’ll find in it. Following is from a chapter called “Who’s Your Daddy?” which took place with some pretty interesting kids that we [Read More...]


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