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March 30, 2015
Fifty Shades of God: Does Easter Week Affirm Our Violent Desires?
(Join Christian in his year-long quest to better understand what we mean when we claim...
February 03, 2015
Day Two of My Jesus Project: Are We Done Yet?
First, the good news: After four months of preparation, I have officially started my year-long...
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...
April 28, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “In-Your-End-O” Edition
Sometimes words fail. Especially on church signs!
April 14, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Tax Free” Edition
I actually kinda like tax day. It's the one time of year when choosing writing...
April 03, 2013
Does Postmodern Theology Risk Becoming What It “Hates?”
I've been getting ready to head out to speak at the Subverting the Norm conference...
March 17, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Big Bone” Edition
This week, we're celebrating the time-honored tradition of accidental (we hope) innuendo. Kinda like the...
March 08, 2013
My Son, The Holy Heretic
I’m taking an early Spring Break this week and will be running a guest blogger...
February 24, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Surgically Altered” Edition
There are only two things I can't stand: people who are intolerant of other cultures,...
February 17, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition
I got a visit from my pastor recently asking me to give more. Then it...
February 10, 2013
Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition
I've heard Christians talk about "end times" my whole life, but it hasn't happened yet....
October 07, 2012
Church Sign Epic Fails, Birthday Edition
So yeah, it's my birthday, and that really doesn't have anything to do with church...
September 02, 2012
Church Sign Epic Location Fails (Vol. 29)
This week we're featuring a handful of victims of geographic circumstance. Some churches are established...
July 29, 2012
Church Sign Epic Fails, Vol XXIV
For all you Arabic number snobs, that's volume 24 of your favorite cringeworthy church signs....
March 15, 2012
Top Five Stories of the Month
Each month, I like to look back over the past thirty days or so to...
March 12, 2012
Four More (BIG) Reasons Young Adults Quit Church
There has been a surprisingly positive response to the article I published yesterday called "Seven...
March 11, 2012
Seven Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church
From time to time I revisit the question: why are young adults walking away from...
March 08, 2012
Worship, Evangelism and “Earning the Right” to Invite
Those of us who are involved in church are well-trained to invite people to worship....
March 07, 2012
On Gay Marriage, Marijuana and Pat Robertson
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. A million monkeys typing...
February 15, 2012
Hottest Topics of the Past Month
I decided it was kind of fun to go back and see what folks are...
February 09, 2012
Komen, Planned Parenthood and the Abortion Debate’s False Dichotomy
The news of the Susan G. Komen Foundation pulling their funding for Planned Parenthood facilities...
February 07, 2012
Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill: A Case for Accountability
I wrote a piece recently about Mark Driscoll, his Mars Hill Church in Seattle, and...
January 31, 2012
On Asperger Syndrome and Broken Hearts
Our son, Mattias, is eight years old. Everyone thinks their kid is special, and in...
January 27, 2012
Mark Driscoll: Sadist Pastor on the (Mars) Hill
I grew up in the Baptist Church as many of you already know. While there...
January 25, 2012
We Need More Cannibals
Today's article is the third in a series I'm creating this week on inspired vision....
January 14, 2012
From Sex to Satan, Some Churches Will Try Anything
I wrote a piece earlier this week about Pastor Ed Young and his wife doing...
January 11, 2012
Sex Experiments for Jesus?
Having grown up in the Dallas.Fort Worth area, I'm quite familiar with the Grapevine, Texas...
January 07, 2012
Can Mormonism Ever Go Mainstream?
The Mormon faith has gotten more attention in the last couple of years than most...
January 05, 2012
The Nerd Gospel
I have a number of identifiers on my various venues I write for and on...
December 20, 2011
Who’s Your Daddy? (Excerpted from PregMANcy)
With less than two months until PregMANcy, my memoir on family, faith and fatherhood hits,...
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