The Piatts on the Road

piatts on the beach

Next Wednesday, May 2nd, Amy, the kids and I will leave behind us the city, the church and the home we’ve enjoyed for the last eight years. It’s felt like getting ready for another birth, making all of the plans for our move to Portland and everything that comes along with it. And in a [Read More...]

On Asperger Syndrome and Broken Hearts

Our son, Mattias, is eight years old. Everyone thinks their kid is special, and in a lot of ways, he’s just a regular kid. He loves fart jokes, enjoys riding his scooter and is obsessed with video games. But we’ve known he was different from a very early age. Mattias started reading almost as soon [Read More...]

Jesus Needs a Background Check

Free Child Care

As I pulled in to church this morning I saw the sign in this photo across the street in an empty lot. I’m guessing I don’t have to explain why this creeped me out, but just in case… Who offers free child care? Why are they motivated to do this? Are they a cult? Pedophiles? [Read More...]

Sex is Dirty; Save It for Marriage

Three generations of women in my family left the house this morning for a women’s tea at church. My wife, Amy, and a few other women started this monthly tradition a while back at Milagro (the congregation we founded in our house seven years ago) when we realized we had a number of young girls [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...]

Energy Independence: From Crop to Tank

Energy Independence: From Crop to Tank NewSpin By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) Energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric have a long way to go before they can begin to replace our energy consumption derived from oil. So aside from locking up our cars in the garage, what options are we [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...]

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...]


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