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)

kind atheists

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


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


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...]

Critiques of the “Blue Like Jazz” Movie and My Thoughts

I should recognize up front that I can hardly be considered a neutral party with respect to the Blue Like Jazz movie. First, I got to see a screening of a rough cut a few months ago, and then sit in on a podcast interview with Steve Taylor, the film’s director. I also got to [Read More...]

My Interview on the Third Great Awakening (Pittsburgh Morning Sun)


I’m speaking at an area assembly in Pittsburgh, Kansas, next week and the local paper called for a piece they were writing about it. Nice to get these ideas out there, and good to find attentive advocates in the media. PATRICK’S PEOPLE: Christian Piatt hopes for spiritual awakening By NIKKI PATRICK The Morning Sun Posted [Read More...]

Is God Dead?


There was a movement back in the 1960s that many of us have only read about, but some vividly remember. Philosophers and theologians explored what was labeled the “Death of God” movement. Interest in the subject has re-emerged particularly as of late because William Hamilton, one of the more prominent voices in the Death of [Read More...]