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September 24, 2011
Rob Bell Leaves Mars Hill: Bad Idea?
When Rob Bell, a bestselling author and pastor of one of the most prominent churches...
September 23, 2011
To medicate or not to medicate?
My seven-year-old son, Mattias is amazing. I know, everyone thinks their kid is special, but...
September 22, 2011
Grace in the Face of Violence
Two recent stories struck an emotional chord with me that I'm still trying to sort...
September 21, 2011
Doing a new thing
Okay, so I copped a bit of scripture from Isaiah for the blog title. But...
September 20, 2011
Killed by a Castle
We spent a few days in Pagosa Springs, one of our favorite getaway spots in...
September 15, 2011
A Greeting Message for Dallas Event
I'm excited abut heading to an event in Dallas at the end of the month....
September 06, 2011
System Failure: Reflections on RAISED RIGHT
System Failure By Christian Piatt There are plenty of criticisms offered against today’s American youth...
September 05, 2011
Distance makes the heart grow harder
I was turning into the parking lot of the pharmacy this morning when I had...
August 31, 2011
Point of Grace cheapens the word “Grace”
A church called Point of Grace in Iowa that was renting off-site office space to...
August 30, 2011
Boat Builders or Jesus Followers? (Video)
First of two keynotes I offered at the Upper Midwest DOC Region's School for Congregational...
August 29, 2011
When We Were Ten (Spoken Word – Video)
Kick-off of my first keynote at the School for Congregational Learning in Des Moines, Iowa...
August 24, 2011
Meeting Jesus’ Doppelganger
Hollywood has done a lot to tarnish the reputation of Jews in popular culture when...
August 22, 2011
Why young adults avoid church (part 2 of 2)
I was asked in a workshop I led recently on young adult spirituality about what...
August 20, 2011
What are your BANNED QUESTIONS about Christians?
I'm working on the proposal for book three in the BANNED QUESTIONS series, BANNED QUESTIONS...
August 19, 2011
Why Young Adults Avoid Church (Part 1 of 2)
My grandparents were farmers in west Texas much of their lives. They told stories of...
August 18, 2011
THE NINES: Vote for your favorite speakers
Got this groovy widget that allows me to share this list on my blog. Pretty...
August 18, 2011
Cursed with perfect memory
My son, Mattias, started second grade last week. He wears a uniform of khakis and...
August 17, 2011
Jesus the Breadmaker
Jesus the Breadmaker By Christian Piatt “Look daddy,” my two-year-old daughter said on Sunday, pointing...
August 16, 2011
BANNED in Brentwood, MO
The good folks of Brentwood Christian Church (DOC) and National Avenue Christian Church (DOC) in...
August 15, 2011
Can Alcoholics Anonymous Save the Church?
I’ve heard several peopled involved in Twelve Step work say that the Twelve Steps are...
August 12, 2011
Nailing Down the Nature of Sin
A group at our church has been going through BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE, and...
August 09, 2011
Meeting Hitler in Heaven
I get asked all kinds of questions when I go to speak to groups about...
August 06, 2011
An anti-emergent manifesto & my response
In my previous blog post, I laid out Kevin DeYoung's (co-author of Why We’re Not...
August 06, 2011
You might be emergent if…
If there's one thing emergent Christians can't stand, it's being categorized, or worse, stereotyped. It...
July 23, 2011
Un-American in the name of Jesus?
Un-American in the name of Jesus? By Christian Piatt (Originally printed in PULP) I used...
June 30, 2011
Interview with Christian Piatt – Crazy Liberals…and Conservatives
Here's an interview I did recently with Zachary Bailes of the website, "Crazy...
June 22, 2011
Evangelism, Missional Church & God’s Sense of Humor
A little more than twenty years ago, I walked out of a church for what...
June 21, 2011
Two Friars, a Fool, a Book and a Beer
Many thanks to Two Friars and a Fool for sharing their own thoughts on BANNED...
June 06, 2011
Can Christians Ever Cheer for Death?
Can people of faith cheer for death? Smells Like Sprit By Christian Piatt (Originally published...
May 13, 2011
Freedom not to be free?
Freedom not to be free? By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) We’ve all watched...
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