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October 28, 2011
Colonial Barriers in Seminary Education
I'm glad to see the conversation taking place in the Patheos forum about whether Seminary...
October 25, 2011
We Can’t Un-Open the Postmodern Box
Adam, a friend on Facebook, sent a couple of questions to me via chat yesterday...
October 21, 2011
Parting Thoughts from Soularize
I came a little bit late to the game. This was my first Soularize event,...
October 20, 2011
Soularize, Day Two
It's a good thing that Soularize, the missional ministry gathering going on this week in...
October 19, 2011
Day One at Soularize 2011
I'm still operating from the haze of fatigue from a breakneck day in San Diego...
October 10, 2011
From Prosperity Gospel to Disparity Gospel?
I'm not going to spend too much time or energy expressing my disdain for Prosperity...
October 08, 2011
Sex is Dirty; Save It for Marriage
Three generations of women in my family left the house this morning for a women's...
October 06, 2011
Living Into a New Story
My wife, Amy, and I just got back from a quick trip to Las Vegas...
October 02, 2011
Considering the options, I’ll take suffering
I write this knowing well that someone older than I am likely will post some...
September 30, 2011
If You Meet God On the Road, Kill Him
I was talking to a woman at Church on Sunday who has been through more...
September 28, 2011
Trolls, Avatars and the Convertible Effect
I remember when I first learned about the atrocities of the Holocaust in school. I...
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 09, 2011
Is Postmodern Christianity Dead?
Some people find great pleasure in being the first to claim the death of the...
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 17, 2011
Jesus the Breadmaker
Jesus the Breadmaker By Christian Piatt “Look daddy,” my two-year-old daughter said on Sunday, pointing...
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 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...
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