Church Sign Epic Fails: “Festival of Tolerance” Edition

A nod to the Christian Cliches series. Two on one sign!

For some reason, I’ve happened on a particularly large number of church signs that point to, let’s say, the less tolerant side of faith. So why not put them all together into one Sunday “Special Edition?” Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume XXI Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume Twenty Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume Nineteen Church [Read More...]

Five ‘Christian Parenting’ Ideas To Let Go Of

I was invited by Paul, my editor at Huffington Post, to write a piece on Christian parenting, and more specifically, how that looks different today than maybe in the past. When I started thinking back to scripture, my mind first wandered to several “what not to do” stories, which abound in the Bible. For example: [Read More...]

Nine (Final) Christian Cliches to Avoid

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Read article one in the series here: Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use Read article two in the series here: Ten More Cliches Christians Should Avoid Read Part Four here: Ten Antidotes to Christian Cliches The response to this series of articles has been pretty overwhelming, and generally, very positive. For the handful of folks who label [Read More...]

PregMANcy, the Interview (Patheos Book Club Q & A)

I spent a few minutes in the hot seat with Patheos editor Deb Arca who asked me quite possibly the most challenging, soul-searching questions of my entire life. And then when the tape recorder broke, we went with these instead. Enjoy. ***** Christian Piatt’s newest book, PregMANcy: A Dad, A LIttle Dude, and a Due [Read More...]

Are Atheists Better People Than Christians? (Day Seven)

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I came across a couple of interesting articles today, both of which other folks sent to me. I get a number of things forwarded to me, most of which I don’t get a chance to read thoroughly. But since I’m on vacation, I had all kinds of time to sit, read and simmer on them. [Read More...]

Global Belief Survey Compares Faith of Nations

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The University of Chicago recently performed an exhaustive survey of the beliefs of people in thirty different countries around the world. There were a few surprises in it, and I also struggled a bit with the entire structure of the survey. As for surprises, many might not expect to find the United States at #5 [Read More...]

Taking “Jesus Christ” Out of the Bible

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A new translation of the Bible called “The Voice” (no, Cee-Lo makes no appearances in this one), published by Thomas Nelson, has created quite a buzz. The discussion is not so much around what is in the newest version, but rather what’s left out. According to a recent article on the Huffington Post, the words [Read More...]

25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading

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This list is from 2012. To read the new, updated list of Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading from August, 2013, CLICK HERE. I’m reposting this blog entry from my friend and Colleague, Matthew Paul Turner, for two reasons. First, if you don’t know MPT, you should. He’s written about eleventy-seven books, from the practical [Read More...]


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