System Failure: Reflections on RAISED RIGHT

System Failure By Christian Piatt There are plenty of criticisms offered against today’s American youth and young adults. And despite the fact that I turn forty in a few weeks, I still consider myself among them: a kindred spirit of cultural orphans, still sifting through the detritus of an evaporating American Dream to figure out [Read More…]

Meeting Jesus’ Doppelganger

Hollywood has done a lot to tarnish the reputation of Jews in popular culture when it comes to Jesus. Yes, Mel Gibson, I’m looking at you. It was Hitler who, after seeing the famous passion play acted out in Oberammergau in the 1930s who wrote about the fact that the same Jews who cried out [Read More…]

You might be emergent if…

If there’s one thing emergent Christians can’t stand, it’s being categorized, or worse, stereotyped. It kinda goes against the whole idea that the emergent movement can’t be nailed down, quantified, etc. The funny thing is, most folks who are emergent would deny it if asked, not out of shame, but rather out of principle. It’s [Read More…]

Un-American in the name of Jesus?

Un-American in the name of Jesus? By Christian Piatt (Originally printed in PULP) I used to go to a lot of basketball games with my dad in Dallas. We have both been enthusiastic Mavericks fans for almost three decades, so you can imagine how excited I was when they won their first NBA championship this [Read More…]

Freedom not to be free?

Freedom not to be free? By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) We’ve all watched history revealing itself in real time with the remarkable events in the Middle East. From Egypt and Libya to Yemen and Bahrain, individuals and small groups of protesters are challenging the iron grasps of decades-long dictatorships. It’s enough to give [Read More…]

Pueblo Going Nuclear? (NewSpin)

Newspin Pueblo Going Nuclear? (Originally printed in PULP) Everyone’s aglow about the prospect of nuclear power coming to southern Colorado. Given the ongoing plant disaster in Japan, it seems the timing for such a proposal could not be worse, though the plans for the 24,000-acre Clean Energy Park southeast of town were moving ahead well [Read More…]

My radio interview: Why alternative media matters

This is a recording of an radio show I did on KCSJ 590 AM with Randy Thurston for his show, “Pueblo Now.” We discussed the need for alternative media for a community and how consumers figure out what agenda lies behind a media outlet. Click on the link below to hear the show on my [Read More…]

Deconstructing Pueblo’s inferiority complex

Deconstructing Pueblo’s inferiority complex By Christian Piatt (Originally printed in PULP) If I had but one wish for our community in the new year, it would be to eliminate the qualifier “for Pueblo” from our collective vocabulary. I went downtown a few weeks ago to hear a screaming jazz ensemble with my friend Barclay Moffitt, [Read More…]