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June 03, 2015
Nine Investments We Need More Than Military Defense
Our national defense budget is $610 BILLION per year. In 2010-2011, at the height of our...
December 30, 2014
25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (2014 Readers’ Choice)
Welcome to the annual "Blogs you should be reading" blog! If your New Year's resolution...
October 09, 2014
Hungry as Dogs: We Don’t Really Understand Charity
Following is excerpted from "postChristian: What's left? Can we fix it? Do we care?" (Hachette
September 09, 2014
Be Afraid! The New Threat to Christianity is Communism
I get a lot of weird stuff in my email inbox. I'm sure all of...
September 06, 2014
Reconcile: An Interview with John Paul Lederach
I’ve had the chance to speak with author and international peace activist John Paul Lederach...
August 14, 2014
Michael Brown, Iraq, Putin, Gaza: How to Reconcile the Brokenness?
A soon-to-be college-bound Michael Brown is shot by Missouri police, reportedly while holding his hands...
August 08, 2014
A postChristian dialogue with Romal Tune
I sat down with my friend Romal Tune, an author, speaker and reformer for education...
June 25, 2014
Engaging a Generation for Justice
Often the Church does many things well: outreach in their neighborhoods, dynamic worship services, and...
June 18, 2014
Five Reasons Churches Need to “Come Out” on LGBTQ Rights
Our entire family, including my wife, Rev. Amy Piatt, and my two kids, took part...
February 05, 2014
“Ham on Nye” Debate Doesn’t Reflect Reality
Whenever I hear about someone else making a case for New Earth Creationism in the...
December 16, 2013
You Are Included! (Heretic’s Guide)
Following is taken from the weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible lectionary study. Special thanks...
December 10, 2013
Roger Olson’s Not a Process Theologian (But He Should Be)
(Offered by guest Blogger Philip Clayton, Ingraham Professor of Theology at Claremont School of Theology. Clayton...
December 06, 2013
How Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Missed the Mark
I love Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace coursework. It put our family on stable financial footing...
December 06, 2013
Looking Where Prophets Point
I will be concluding my Heretic's Guide to the Bible weekly online study at the...
November 22, 2013
Banned Questions About Christians: The Contributors
I am excited about, and very proud of, the coming release of the third book...
November 19, 2013
Banned Questions About Christians: The Questions
I'm excited to announce that my next book in the Banned Questions book series, "Banned Questions About...
November 11, 2013
It’s Not As Bad (or Good) As You Think
The following is excerpted from my weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible study. To read...
November 06, 2013
Having the Faith to Fail
The following is excerpted from my weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible study. To...
November 01, 2013
Banned Questions VIDEO Series
I've been working with videographer Gregg Brekke on a series of videos related to the...
October 29, 2013
Show Your Cheeks for Jesus!
This is excerpted from the larger weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible Study. To read...
October 15, 2013
25 Books Every Christian Should Read (Readers’ Results)
I invited my readers to contribute to a list of books they felt every Christian...
October 07, 2013
The Gospel of “Breaking Bad”
This is part of the weekly Bible study, called A Heretic's Guide to the Bible....
October 04, 2013
What is the CANA Initiative? An Interview with McLaren, Spellers and Pagitt
I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people within mainline Christian churches note that,...
October 04, 2013
Survey: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read
Which books (aside from the Bible) should every Christian read? Don't have to be explicitly...
September 26, 2013
Is Immortality Talk Just “Fear of the Dark?”
Renowned scientist and author of such books as "A Brief History of Time" Stephen Hawking...
September 23, 2013
Rich People Suck (Heretic’s Guide Reflection for 9/29/13)
This is part of the weekly Heretic's Guide to the Bible study series. To read...
September 17, 2013
postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?
Excited to share the cover of my upcoming book with Jericho Books, called postChristian: What's...
September 16, 2013
10 Myths About the Food Stamp Program (Which Congress is Trying to Gut)
About a year ago, I wrote about my family participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge,...
August 28, 2013
25 More Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (Editor’s Picks, 2013)
I've agonized quite a bit while assembling this list. As is the case with anything...
August 27, 2013
25 Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (Readers’ Choice, 2013)
(Check out my Editor's Picks for 25 Christian Blogs You Should Read HERE) After more...
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